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... on the oblivious pool , And call them not to share with us their part In this
unhappy mansion , or once more With rallied arms to try what may be yet Regain
' d in Heav ' n , or what more lost in Hell ? i . 270 So Satan spake , and him
He spake : and , to confirm his words , out flew Millions of flaming swords , drawn
from the thighs . Of mighty Cherubim ; the sudden blaze Far round illumin ' d Hell
: highly they rag ' d Against the High ' est , and fierce with grasped arms Clash ...
... these words thereafter spake . " My sentence is for open war : of wiles , la More
unexpert , I boast not ; them let those Contrive who need , or when they need , not
now . ? . ? For while they sit contriving , shall the rest , Millions that stand in ...
225 Thus Belial , with words cloth ' d in reason ' s garb , C Counsell ' d ignoble
ease and peaceful sloth , Not peace : and after him thus Mammon spake . “ Either
to disenthrone the king of Heaven We war , if war be best , or to regain Our own ...
... in his face yet shone Majestic , though in ruin : sage he stood , With Atlantean
shoulders fit to bear The weight of mightiest monarchies ; his look Drew audience
and attention , still as night Or summer ' s noontide air , while thus he spake .
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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