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They but now who seem ' d In bigness to surpass Earth ' s giant sons , Now less
than smallest dwarfs , in narrow room Throng numberless , like that Pygmean
race 780 Beyond the Indian mount : or fairy elves , Whose midnight revels , by a ...
On the other side uprose Belial , in act more graceful and humane : A fairer
person lost not Heaven ; he seem ' d 110 For dignity composed , and high exploit
: But all was false and hollow ; though his tongue Dropp ' d manna , and could
This Hell then seem ' d A refuge from those wounds ; or when we lay Chain ' d on
the burning lake ? That sure was worse . What if the breath , that kindled those
grim fires , 170 Awaked , should blow them into sevenfold rage , And plunge us in
Which when Beelzebub perceived , than whom Satan except none higher sat ,
with grave Aspéct he rose , and in his rising seem ' d A pillar of state ; deep on his
front engraven Deliberation sat , aad public care ; And princely counsel in his ...
505 The Stygian council thus dissolved ; and forth In order came the grand
infernal Peers : Midst came their mighty Paramount , and seem ' d Alone the
Antagonist of Heaven , nor less Than Hell ' s dread Emperor , with pomp supreme
510 And ...
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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