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As when the potent rod Of Amram ' s son , in Egypt ' s evil day , Waved round the
coast , up call ' d a pitchy cloud 340 Of locusts , warping on the eastern wind ,
That o ' er the realm of impious Pharaoh hung Like night , and darken ' d all the ...
How oft amidst Thick clouds and dark doth Heaven ' s all - ruling Size Choose to
reside , his glory unobscured , : 265 And with the majesty of darkness round
Covers his throne ; from whence deep thunders roar Mustering their rage , and ...
485 Thus they their doubtful consultations dark Ended , rejoicing in their
matchless Chief : As when from mountain tops the dusky clouds Ascending ,
while the north wind sleeps , o ' erspread Heaven ' s cheerful face , the lowering
element 490 ...
As when , to warn proud cities , war appears Waged in the troubled sky , and
armies rush To battle in the clouds , before each van 535 Prick forth the aery
knights , and couch their spears Till thickest legions close ; with feats of arms
From either ...
635 As when far off at sea a fleet descried Hangs on the clouds , by equinoctial
winds Close sailing from Bengala , or the isles Of Ternate and Tidore , whence
merchants bring Their spicy drugs ; they , on the trading flood , 640 Through the ...
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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