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... i Illumine ; what is low , raise and support ; i 25 30 I may assert Eternal
Providence , And justify the ways of God to men ... with ambitious aim Against the
throne and monarchy of God , Raised impious war in Heaven , and battle proud ,
1 With ...
Yet not for those , pa Nor what the potent victor in his ragé 95 Can else inflict , do
I repent or change , Though changed in outward lustre , that fix ' d mind , And
high disdain from sense of injured merit , That with the Mightiest raised me to ...
... 525 In loss itself : which on his countenance cust Like doubtful hue : but he , his
wonted pride Soon recollecting , with high words , that bore Semblance of worth ,
not substance , gently raised Their fainting courage , and dispeltid their fears .
A forest huge of spears ; and thronging helms Appear ' d , and serried shields in
thick array Of depth immeasurable : Anon they move In perfect phalanx to the
Dorian mood 530 Of flutes and soft recorders ; such as raised To height of
630 For who can yet believe , though after loss , That all these puissant legions ,
whose exile Hath emptied Heaven , shall fail to reascend Self - raised , and
repossess their native seat ? For me , be witness all the host of Heaven , If
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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