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45 With hideous ruin and combustion , down To bottomless perdition ; there to
dwell In adamantine chains and penal fire , Who durst defy the Omnipotent to
arms . Nine times the space that measures day and night 50 % To mortal men ,
... 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 tempestuous fire , He soon ...
... That we may so suffice his vengeful ire , Or do him mightier service as his
thralls By right of war , whate ' er his business be , Here in the heart of Hell to
work in fire , Or do his errands in the gloomy deep ; What can it then avail ,
though yet we ...
... as the lake with liquid fire : And such appear ' d in hue , as when the force 230
Of subterranean wind transports a hill Torn from Pelorus , or the shatter ' d side Of
thundering Ętna , whose combustible And fuel ' d entrails thence conceiving ...
... raged , in all assaults Their surest signal , they will soon resume New courage
and revive ; though now they lie Groveling and prostrate on yon lake of fire , 280
205 As we erewhilo , astounded and amazed : No wonder 10 PARADISE LOST .
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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