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Confounded , though immortal : But his doom Reserved him to more wrath ; for
now the thought Both of lost happiness , and lasting pain , 55 Torments him :
round he throws his baleful eyes , That witness ' d huge affliction and dismay Mix '
So spake the apostate Angel , though in pain , 125 Vaunting aloud , but rack ' d
with deep despair : And him thus answer ' d soon his bold compeer . O Prince , O
Chief of many throned Powers , 110 120 That led the embattled Seraphim to war
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
... On duty , sleeping found by whom they dread , Rouse and bestir themselves
ere well awake . ; Nor did they not perceive the evil plight In which they vere , nor
the fierce pains not feel ; Yet to their General ' s voice they soon obey ' d ; ' ; .
... troubled thoughts , and chase Anguish , and doubt , and fear , and sorrow , and
pain From mortal or immortal minds . ... Breathing united force , with fixed thought
, 560 Moved on in silence to soft pipes , that charm ' d Their painful steps o ' er ...
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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