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If once they hear that voice , their liveliest pledge Of hope in fears and dangers ,
heard so oft 275 In worst extremes , and on the perilous edge Of battle when it
raged , in all assaults Their surest signal , they will soon resume New courage
... 525 In loss itself : which on his countenance cust Like doubtful hue : but he , his
wonted pride Soon recollecting , with high words , that bore Semblance of worth ,
not substance , gently raised Their fainting courage , and dispeltid their fears .
... and instead of rage Deliberate valour breathed , firm and unmoved With dread
of death to flight or foul retreat ; 555 Nor wanting power to mitigate and suage
With solemn touches troubled thoughts , and chase Anguish , and doubt , and
... obscured : as when the sun , new risen , Looks through the horizontal misty air
595 Shorn of his beams ; or from behind the moon , In dim eclipse , disastrous
twilight sheds On half the nations , and with fear of change Perplexes monarchs .
... and this dire change 625 Hateful to utter : but what power of mind , Foreseeing
or presaging , from the depth Of knowledge past or present , could have fear ' d ,
How such united force of Gods , how such As stood like these , could ever know ...
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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