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... Soon recollecting , with high words , that bore Semblance of worth , not
substance , gently raised Their fainting courage , and dispeltid their fears . 530
Then straight commands , that at the warlike sound Of trumpets loud and clarions
Anon , out of the earth , a fabric huge 710 Rose like an exhalation , with the
sound Of dulcet symphonies and voices sweet , Built like a temple , where
pilasters round Were set , and Doric pillars overlaid With golden architrave ; nor
did there ...
Meanwhile the winged heralds , by command Of sov ' reign power , with awful
ceremony And trumpet ' s sound , throughout the host proclaim A solemn council ,
forthwith to be held 755 At Pandemonium ; the high capital Of Satan and his ...
He scarce had finish ' d , when such murmur filled The assembly as when hollow
rocks retain 235 The sound of blustering winds , which all night long Had roused
the sea , now with hoarse cadence lull 280 300 Seafaring men o ' erwatch ' d ...
But they Dreaded not more the adventure than his voice Forbidding ; and at once
with him they rose : 47 % Their rising all at once was as the sound Of thunder
heard remote . Towards him they bend 495 With awful reverence prone ; and as
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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