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As when the potent rod Of Amram ' s son , in Egypt ' s evil day , Waved round the
coast , up call ' d a pitchy cloud 340 Of locusts ... when her barbarous sons Came
like a deluge on the South , and spread Beneath Gibraltar to the Libyan sands .
Nor had they yet among the sons of Eve 364 Got them new names ; till ,
wandering o ' er the earth , Through God ' s high sufferance for the trial of man ,
By falsities and lies the greatest part Of mankind they corrupted to forsake God
405 Next , Chemos , the obscene dread of Moab ' s sons , From Aroer to Nebo ,
and the wild Of southmost Abarim ; in Hesebon And Horonaim , Seon ' s realm ,
beyond The flowery dale of Sibma clad with vines ; And Eleals to the Asphaltic ...
... did Eli ' s sons , who fill ' d 495 With lust and violence the house of God ? ...
above their loftiest towers , And injury and outrage : And when night 500 Darkens
the streets , then wander forth the sons Of Belial , flown with insolence and wine .
Gods , yet confessid later than Heaven and Earth , Their boasted parents : Titan ,
Heaven ' s first - born , 510 With his enormous brood , and birthright seized By
younger Saturn ; he from mightier Jove , His own and Rhea ' s son , like measure
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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