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As when the potent Rod Of Amram's son , in Ægypt's evil day , Wav'd round the
coast , up call'd a pitchy cloud 340 Of locusts , warping on the eastern wind , That
o'er the realm of impious Pbaraoh hung Like night , and darken'd all the land of ...
... Useful of hurtful , prosperous of adverse We can create ; and in what place foe'
er 260 Thrive under evil , and work eafe out of pain , Through labor and
indurance . This deep world Of darkness do we dread ? how oft amidst Thick
clouds and ...
485 Thus they their doubtful consultations dark Ended , rejoieing in their
matchless Chief : As when from mountain - tops the dusky clouds Ascending ,
while the north - wind fleeps , o'er - spread Heav'n's chearful face , the low'ring
... appears Wag'd in the troubled sky , and armies rush To battel in the clouds ;
before each van 535 Prick forth the aery Knights , and couch their spears Till
thickeft legions close ; with feats of arms From either end of heav'n the welkin
635 As when far off at fea a fleet defcry'd , Hangs in the clouds , by Æquinoctial
winds Close sailing from Bengala , or the illes Of Ternate , and Tidore , whence
merchants bring Their spicy drugs : they on the trading food 640 Through 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