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205 Deeming some island , oft , as seamen tell , With fixed anchor in his scaly
rind , 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
unadored , isonian land d how he fell 740 .rown by angry Jore sents : from morn
1 ) dewy eve , the setting sun - a falling star , 745 - thus they relate , llious rout *
avail'd him now sh towers ; nor did he scape headlong sent 750 to build in Hell ...
Nor was his name unheard , or unadored , In ancient Greece ; and in Ausonian
land Men call ' d him Mulciber ; and how he fell 740 From Heaven they fabled ,
thrown by angry Jove Sheer o ' er the crystal battlements : from morn To noon he
Thus with the year 10 Seasons return : but not to me returns Day , or the sweet
approach of even or morn , Or sight of vernal bloom , or summer ' s rose , Or
flocks , or herds , or human face divine ; But cloud instead , and everduring dark ...
Gabriel promises to find him ere morning . Night coming on , Adam and Eve
discourse of going to their rest : Their bower described ; their evening worship .
Gabriel , drawing forth his bands of night - watch to walk the round of Paradise ...
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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