... 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 . They rise ; their numbers ; array of battle ; their chief
leaders named ...
... which the universal host up sent A shout , that tore Hell ' s concave , and
beyond Frighted the reign of Chaos and old Night . All in a moment through the
gloom were seen Ten thousand banners rise into the air With orient colours
waving with ...
... obscure wing Scout far and wide into the realm of night , Scorning surprise . Or
could we break our way By force , and at our heels all Hell should rise 135 120
With blackest insurrection , to confound Heaven ' s purest 28 PARADISE LOST .
... and no less desire 295 To found this nether empire , which might rise By policy
, and long process of time , In emulation opposite to Heaven . Which when
Beelzebub perceived , than whom Satan except none higher sat , with grave
... Thou wilt not leave me in the loathsome grave His prey , nor suffer my
unspotted soul For ever with corruption there to dwell ; But I shall rise victorious ,
and subdue 250 My vanquisher , spoil ' d of his vaunted spoil ; Death his death ' s
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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