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... shown On Man by him seduced ; but on himself Treble confusion , wrath , and
vengeance , pour ' d : 220 Forthwith upright he rears from off the pool His mighty
stature : on each hand the flames , Driven backward , slope their pointing spires ...
... in the sacred porch Ezekiel saw , when , by the vision led , 455 His eye survey '
d the dark idolatries Of alienated Judah . Next came one Who mourn ' d in
earnest , when the captive ark Maim ' d his brute image , head and hands lopp ' d
The hasty multitude Admiring enter ' d ; and the work some praise , And some the
architect : his hand was known In Heaven by many a tower ' d structure high ,
Where sceptred Angels held their residence , And sat as princes : whom the ...
... passes through , directed by Chao9 , the Power of that place , to the sight of
this new world which he sought . High on a throne of royal state , which far
Butshone the wealth of Ormus and of Ind , Or where the gorgeous East with
richest hand ...
What if the breath , that kindled those grim fires , 170 Awaked , should blow them
into sevenfold rage , And plunge us in the flames ? or , from above , Should
intermittod ven reance arm again 175 180 His red right hand to plague us ?
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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