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Confounded , though immortal : But his doom Reserved him to more wrath ; for
now the thought Both of lost happiness , and lasting pain , 55 Torments him :
round he throws his baleful eyes , That witness ' d huge affliction and dismay Mix '
... above the wave , and eyes That sparkling blazed ; his other parts besides
Prone on the flood , extended long and large , 195 Lay floating many a rood ; in
bulk as huge As whom the fables name of monstrous size , Titanian , or Earth -
... blood Of Thammuz yearly wounded : the love tale Infected Sion ' s daughters
with like heat ; Whose wanton passions in the sacred porch Ezekiel saw , when ,
by the vision led , 455 His eye survey ' d the dark idolatries Of alienated Judah .
... 565 Awaiting what command their mighty Chief Had to impose : He through the
armed files Darts his experienced eye , and soon traverse The whole battalion
views ; their order due ; Their visages and stature as of Gods ; Their nuinber last ...
Darkend so , yet shone Above them all the Archangel : but his face 600 Deep
scars of thunder had intrench ' d ; and care Sat on his faded cheek , but nnder
brows Of dauntless courage , and considerate pride Waiting revenge : cruel his
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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