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45 With hideous ruin and combustion , down To bottomless perdition ; there to
dwell In adamantine chains and penal fire , Who durst defy the Omnipotent to
arms . Nine times the space that measures day and night 50 % To mortal men ,
To bow and sue for grace With suppliant knee , and deify lris power , Who from
the terror of this arm so late ' Doubted his ... the strength of Gods And this
empyreal substance cannot fail ; Since through experience of this great event In
arms not ...
... or once more With rallied arms to try what may be yet Regain ' d in Heaven , or
what more lost in Hell ? 270 So Satan spake ; and him Beelzebub Thus answer '
d . Leader of those armies bright , Which but the Omnipotent none could have ...
... d 300 His legions , Angel forms , who lay entranced Thick as autumnal leaves
that strow the brooks , In Vallambrosa , where the Etrurian shades , High
overarch ' d , imbower ; or scatter ' d sedge Afloat , when with fierce winds Orion
arm ' d ...
After the toil of battle to repose Your wearicd virtue , for the ease you find . worn
Or in this abject posture have ye sworn To adore the Conqueror ! who now
beholds Cherub and Seraph rolling in the flood , With scatter ' d arms and
ensigns ; till ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - 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. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - 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 ... Read full review