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... his worshippers : Dagon his name , sea monster , upward man And downward
fish : yet had his temple high Rear ' d in Azotus , dreaded through the coast Of
Palestine , in Gath and Ascalon , 465 And Accaron and Gaza ' s frontier bounds .
... ruled the middle air , Their highest Heaven ; or on the Delphian cliff , Or in
Dodona , and through all the bounds Of Doric land ; or who with Saturn old Fled
over Adria to the Hesperian fields , 520 And o ' er the Celtic roam ' d the utmost
... then May hope , when everlasting Fate shall yield To fickle Chance , and
Chaos judge the strife : bola The former , vain to hope , argues as vain The latter :
For what place can be for us 235 Within Heaven ' s bound , unless Heaven ' s
At last appear Hell bounds , high reaching to the horrid roof , And thrice threefold
the gates ; three folds were brass , Three iron , three of adamantine rock
Impenetrable , impaled with circling fire , Yet unconsumed . Before the gates
there sat ...
Before their eyes in sudden view appear The secrets of the hoary deep ; a dark
Illimitable ocean , without bound , Without dimension ; where length , breadth ,
and height , And time , and place are lost ; where eldest Night And Chaos ...
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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