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... discover , wide Within , her ample spaces , o ' er the smooth 725 And level
pavement : from the arched roof Pendant by subtle magic , many a row Of starry
lamps and blazen cressets , fed With Naphtha and Asphaltus , yielded light As
from a ...
... the gates 761 And porches wide , but chief the spacious hall ( Though like a
cover ' d field , where champions bold Wont ride in arm d and at the Soldan ' s
chair Defied the best of Panim chivalry 765 To mortal combat , or career with
The towers of Heaven are fill ' d With armed watch , that render all access 130
Impregnable : oft on the bordering deep Encamp their legions ; or , with obscure
wing Scout far and wide into the realm of night , Scorning surprise . Or could we ...
Sad cure ! for who would loso , Though full of pain , this intellectual being , Those
thoughts that wander through eternity To perish rather , swallow ' d up and lost In
the wide womb of uncreated night , 150 Devoid of sense and motion ? And who ...
... Outrageous to devour , immures us round Ninefold ; and gates of burning
adamant , Barrd over us , prohibit all egress . These pass ' d , if any pass , the
void profound Of unessential Night receives him next 435 455 Wide gaping , and
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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