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Confounded , though immortal : But his doom Reserved him to more wrath ; for
now the thought Both of lost happiness , and lasting pain , 55 Torments him :
round he throws his baleful eyes , That witness ' d huge affliction and dismay Mix '
Thus they , Breathing united force , with fixed thought , 560 Moved on in silence
to soft pipes , that charm ' d Their painful steps o ' er the burnt soil : and now
Advanced in view they stand ; a horrid front Of dreadful length and dazzling arms
, in ...
... infernal pit shall never hold Celestial Spirits in bondage , nor the abyss Long
under darkness cover . But these thoughts Full counsel must mature : Peace is
despair ' d ; ' 660 For who can think submission ? War then , War PARADISE
Mammon led them on , Mammon , the least erected Spirit that fell ( thoughts From
Heaven ; for e ' en in Heaven his looks and Were always downward bent ,
admiring more 682 The riches of Heaven ' s pavement , trodden gold , Than
... the worse appear The better reason , to perplex and dash Maturest counsels :
for his thoughts were low 115 To vice industrious , but to nobler deeds ! Timorous
and slothful : yet he pleased the ear , And with persuasive accent thus began .
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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