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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
Thus they , Breathing united force , with fixed thought , 560 Moved on in silence
to soft pipes , that charm ' d Their painful steps o ' er the burnt soil : and now
Advanced in view they stand ; a horrid front Of dreadful length and dazzling arms
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... thither or elsewhere : For this infernal pit shall never hoid Celestia . Spirits in
bondage , nor the abysa Long under darkness cover . But these thoughts Full
counsel must mature · Peace is despair ' d ; 680 For wlo Bum think submission ?
Mammon led them on , Mammon , the least erected Spirit that fell [ thoughts From
Heaven ; for e ' en in Heaven his looks and Were always downward bent ,
admiring more 081 The riches of Heaven ' s pavement , trodden gold , Than
110 For dignity composed , and ligh exploit : But all was false and hollow ; tliough
his tongue Drepp ' d manna , and could make the worse appear The better
reason , to perplex and dash Maturcst counsels : for his thoughts were low 115 '
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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