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Which action passed over , the Poem hastens into the midst of things , presenting
Satan with his Angels now falling into ... They con fer of their miserable fall ;
Satan awakens all his legions , who lay till then in the same manner confounded .
Say first , for Heaven hides nothing from thy view , Nor the deep tract of Hell ; say
first , what cause Moved our grand Parents , in that happy state , Tavourd of
Heaven so highly , to fall off . From their Creator , and transgress his will For one
... and their portion set As far removed from God and light of Heaven As from the
centre thrice to the utmost pole . 0 , how unlike the place from whence they fell !
75 There the companions of his fall , o ' erwhelm ' d With floods and whirlwinds of
... that from the precipice Of Heaven received us falling ; and the thunder , Wing '
d with red lightning and impetuous rage , 175 Perhaps hath spent his shafts , and
ceases now To bellow through the vast and boundless deep Let us not slip the ...
... who reigns Monarch in Heaven , till then as one secure Sat on his throne ,
upheld by old repute , Consent or custom ; and his regal state A , 640 Put forth at
full , but still his strength conccald , Which tempted cur attempt , and wrought our
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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