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unadored , isonian land d how he fell 740 .rown by angry Jore sents : from morn
1 ) dewy eve , the setting sun - a falling star , 745 - thus they relate , llious rout *
avail'd him now sh towers ; nor did he scape headlong sent 750 to build in Hell ...
... thrown by angry Jove Sheer o ' er the crystal battlements : from morn To noon
he fell , from noon to dewy eve , A summer ' s day ; and with the setting sun Dropp
' d from the zenith like a falling star , 745 On Lemnos the Ęgean isle : thus they ...
1050 In circuit , undetermined square or round , With opal towers and battlements
adorn ' d Of living sapphire , once his native seat ; And fast by , hanging in a
golden chain , This pendent world , in bigness as a star Of smallest magnitude ...
... From the pure empyrean where he sits High throned above all height , bent
down his eye His own works and their works at once to view : About him all the
Sanctities of Heaven 60 Stood thick as stars , and from his sight received
... from eastern point Of Libra to the fleecy star that bears Andromeda far off
Atlantic seas Beyond the horizon ; then from ... and winds with ease Through the
pure marble air his oblique way Amongst innumerable stars , that shone 565
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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