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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 else inflict , do I ...
But what if he our Conqueror ( whom I now Of force believe Almighty , since no
less Than such could have o ' erpower ' d such force as ours ) Have left us this
our spirit and strength entire 146 Strongly to suffer and support our pains , That
... when the force 230 Of subterranean wind transports a hill Torn from Pelorus ,
or the shatter ' d side Of thundering Ætna , whose combustible And fuel ' d
entrails thence conceiving fire , Sublimed with mineral fury , aid the winds , With
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 !
Thus they , Breathing united force , with fixed thought , 560 Moved on in silence
to soft pipes , that charm ' d Their painful steps o ' er the burnt soil : and now
Advanced in view they stand ; a horrid front Of dreadful length and dazzling arms
, in ...
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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