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... and with mighty wings outspread 20 Dovelike sat ' st brooding on the vast
abyss , And madest it pregnant : What in me is dark , i Illumine ; what is low , raise
and support ; i 25 30 I may assert Eternal Providence , And justify the ways of
God to ...
... that from the precipice Of Heaven received us falling ; and the thunder , Wing '
d with red lightning and impetuous rage , 175 Perhaps hath spent his shafts , and
ceases now To bellow through the vast and boundless deep Let us not slip the ...
... pour ' d : 220 Forthwith upright he rears from off the pool His mighty stature : on
each hand the flames , Driven backward , slope their pointing spires , and rollid In
billows , leave i ' the midst a horrid vale . Then with expanded wings he steers ...
330 They heard , and were abash ' d , and up they sprumg Upon the wing ; as
when men wont to watch On duty , sleeping found by whom they dread , Rouse
and bestir themselves ere well awake . ; Nor did they not perceive the evil plight
He now prepared 615 To speak ; whereat their doubled ranks they bend From
wing to wing , and half enclose him round With all his peers : Attention held them
mute . Thrice he essay ' d , and thrice , in spite of scorn , Tears , such as Angels ...
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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