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Him the Almighty Pow'r Hurld headlong flaming from th'ethereal sky , 45 With
hideous ruin and combustion , down To bottomless perdition : there to dwell In
adamantine chains and penal fire , Who durft defy th'Omnipotent to arms . Ninę
Into what pit thou seest , From what height fall'n ; so much the stronger prov'd He
with his thunder ! and till then who knew The force of those dire arms ? Yet not for
those , Nor what the potent victor in his rage 95 Can else inflict , do I repent , or ...
But wherefore let we then our faithful friends , Th'associates and copartners of our
loss , 265 Lye thus astonish'd on th'oblivious pool , And call them not to share
with us their part In this unhappy mansion : or once more With rallied arms to try ...
... when with fierce winds Orion arm'd 305 Hath vex'd the Red - Sea coast , whose
waves o'erthrew Bufiris , and his Mempbian chivalry , While with perfidious hatred
they pursu'd The sojourners of Gofhen , who beheld From the safe shoar their ...
... a Cherub tall ; Who forthwith from the glittering staff unfurl'd 535 Th'imperial
ensign ; which , full high advanc'd , Shone like a meteor streaming to the wind ,
With gems and golden lustre rich imblazd , Seraphic arms and trophies ; all the
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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