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Thus Satan talking to his nearest mate With head uplift above the wave , and
eyes That sparkling blazed ; his other parts besides Prone on the flood ,
extended long and large , 195 Lay floating many a rood ; in bulk as huge As
whom the fables ...
... Moors by his side under the lee ; while night Invests the sea , and wished morn
delays : So stretch ' d out huge in length the Archfiend lay , Chain ' d on the
burning lake : nor ever thence 210 Had risen , or heaved his head ; but that the
... barbarous sons Came like a deluge on the South , and spread Beneath
Gibraltar to the Libyan sands . 335 Forthwit ) from every squadron , and each
band , The heads and leaders thither haste whore stood Their great 12
PARADISE LOST .
The heads and leaders thither haste whore stood Their great Commander ;
Godlike shapes , and forms Excelling human ; princely Dignities ; And Powers
that erst in Heaven sat on thrones ; 360 Though of their names in heavenly
records now ...
450 Their Living Strength , and unfrequented left His righteous altar , bowing
lowly down To bestial Gods ; for which their heads as low 435 Bow ' d down in
battle , sunk before the spear Of despicable foes . With these in troop Came
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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