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... and astonished , after a certain space recovers , as from confusion , calls up
him who next in order and dignity lay by him ; They con fer of their miserable fall ;
Satan awakens all his legions , who lay till then in the same manner confounded .
Into what pit thou seest , From what height fallen ; so much the stronger proved
He with his thunder . and till then who knew i The force of those dire armis ? Yet
not for those , pa Nor what the potent victor in his ragé 95 Can else inflict , do I ...
... Driven backward , slope their pointing spires , and rollid In billows , leave i ' the
midst a horrid vale . Then with expanded wings he steers his flight - 225 Aloft ,
incumbent on the dusky air , That felt unusual weight ; till on dry land He lights , if
... 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 ...
After the toil of battle to repose Your wearicd virtue , for the ease you find . worn
Or in this abject posture have ye sworn To adore the Conqueror ! who now
beholds Cherub and Seraph rolling in the flood , With scatter ' d arms and
ensigns ; till ...
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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