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Reserved him to more wrath ; for now the thought Both of lost happiness , and
lasting pain , Torments himni round hé throws his baleful eyes , That witness ' u
huge affliction and disiray Mix ' d with obdurate pride and steadfast hate , At onco
He scarce had ceased , when the superior Fiend Was moving toward the shore :
his ponderous shisid , Ethereal temper , massy , large , and round , 287 Behind
him cast ; the broad circumference Tung on his shoulders like the nioon , whose ...
Nor did they not perceive the cvil plight In which they were , nor the fierce pains
not feol ; i ' et to their General ' s voice they soon obey ' d , Innumerable . As when
the potent rod Of Amram ' s son , in Egypt ' s cvil day , Waved round the coast ...
... Gods ado : ed Among the nations round : and durs ! abide Jehovah thundering
out of Sion , throned Between the cherubim ; yea , often placid Within his
sanctuary itself their shrines , Abominations ; and with cursed things [ lis holy rites
He now prepared 615 To speak ; whereat their doubled ranks they bend From
wing to wing , and half enclose him round With all his peers : Attention hold them
mute . Thrice he essay d , and thrice , in spite of scorn , l ' ears , such as Angels ...
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LibraryThing ReviewBrugeranmeldelse - VivalaErin - LibraryThing
The shortest answer is: John Milton was a poetic genius. PL is so beautiful, you can't help but feel for Adam and Eve. Even Satan is a great character - he so wants to be an epic hero. This poem is a masterpiece, and he wrote it completely blind. Beautiful, absolutely amazing. Læs hele anmeldelsen
LibraryThing ReviewBrugeranmeldelse - StefanY - LibraryThing
Historical significance and beautifully descriptive prose aside, I couldn't get into this book at all. Maybe it's too much familiarity with the plot or the inevitability of the impending doom of the ... Læs hele anmeldelsen