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... Most High , If he opposed ; and , with ambitious aim Against the throne and
monarchy of God , Raised impious war in Heaven , and battle proud , 1 With vain
attempt . Him the Almighty Power . " Hurl ' d headlong flaming from the ethereal
... fierce contention brought along 100 Innumerable force of Spirits arm ' d , mis :
That durst dislike his reign , and , me preferring , His utmost power with adverse
power opposed In dubious battle on the plains of Heaven , And shook his throne .
... 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
Be no memorial ; blotted out and rased By their rebellion from the book of life .
But he , who reigns Monarch in Heaven , till then as one secure Sat on his throne
, upheld by old repute , Consent or custom ; and his regal state A , 640 Put forth at
full , but still his strength conccald , Which tempted cur attempt , and wrought ...
... with what difficulty he passes through , directed by Chao9 , the Power of that
place , to the sight of this new world which he sought . High on a throne of royal
state , which far Butshone the wealth of Ormus and of Ind , Or where the
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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