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... to support uneasy steps Over the burning marle , not like those steps On
Heaven ' s azure ; and the torrid clime Smote on him sore besides , vaulted with
fire : Nathless he so endured , till on the beach Of that inflamed sea he stood ,
and call ...
... barbarous sons Came like a deluge on the South , and spread Beneath
Gibraltar to the Libyan sands . 335 Forthwit ) from every squadron , and each
band , The heads and leaders thither haste whore stood Their great 12
PARADISE LOST .
The heads and leaders thither haste whore stood Their great Commander ;
Godlike shapes , and forms Excelling human ; princely Dignities ; And Powers
that erst in Heaven sat on thrones ; 360 Though of their names in heavenly
records now ...
... 440 Sidonian virgins paid their vows and songs ; In Sion also not unsung ,
where stood Her temple on the offensive mountain , built By that uxorious king ,
whose heart , though large , Beguiled by fair idolatresses , fell 445 To idols foul .
Belial came last , than whom a Spirit more lewd 490 Fell not from Heaven , or
more gross to love Vice for itself : to him no temple stood Or altar smoked : yet
who more oft than he In temples and at altars , when the priest Turns atheist ...
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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