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... to have equal d the Most High , If he opposed ; and , with ambitious aim
Against the throne and monarchy of God , Raised impious war in Heaven , and
battle proud , 1 With vain attempt . Him the Almighty Power . " Hurl ' d headlong
If he whom mutual league , United thoughts and counsels , equal hope And
hazard in the glorious enterprise , Join ' d with me once , now misery hath join ' d
90 106 In equal ruin ! Into what pit thou seest PARADISE LOST .
106 In equal ruin ! Into what pit thou seest , From what height fallen ; so much the
stronger proved He with his thunder . and till then who knew i The force of those
dire armis ? Yet not for those , pa Nor what the potent victor in his ragé 95 Can ...
Be it so ! since he , 245 Who now is Soy ' reign , can dispose and bid What shall
be right : furthest from him is best , Whom reason hath equal ' d , force hath made
suprema Above his equals . Farewell , happy fields , Where joy for ever dwells !
His spear , to equal which the tallest pine Hewn on Norwegian hills , to be the
mast Of soire great ammiral , were but a wand , He walk ' d with , to support
uneasy steps Over the burning marle , not like those steps On Heaven ' s azure ;
and 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