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... eternal splendors Aung 610 For his revolt ; yet faithful how they stood , Their
glory wither'd : as when heaven's fire Hath scath'd the forest oaks , or mountain
pines , With finged top their stately growth , tho ' bare , Stands on the blasted
The happier state In heav'n , which follows dignity , might draw 25 Envy from
each inferior : but who here Will envy whom the highest place exposes Foremost
to stand against the Thunderer's aim , Your bulwark ; and condemns to greatest ...
... Millions that stand in arms , and longing wait 55 The signal to ascend , fit ling'
ring here Heav'n's fugitives , and for their dwelling - place Accept this dark
opprobrious den of Mame ; The prison of His tyranny who igns CS 65 By our
... unless heav'n's Lord fupremo We over - power ? Suppose He should relent
And publish grace to all , on promise made Of new subjection ; with what eyes
could we Stand in His presence humble , and receive 240 Strict Book II .
Stand in His presence humble , and receive 240 Strict laws impos'd , to celebrate
His throne With warbled hymns , and to his Godhead fing Forc'd Hallelujahs ?
while He lordly sits Our envy'd Sov'reign , and His altar breathes Ambrosial odors
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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