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Yet as I read , foon growing less fevere , I lik'd His project , the success did fear ;
Through that wide field how he his way Mould find , O'er which lame faith leads
understanding blind ; Les He perplex'd the things He would explain , And what ...
If once they hear that voice , their liveliest pledge Of hope in fears and dangers ,
heard so oft 275 In worst extremes , and on the perilous edge Of battel when it
rag'd , in all asfaults Their fureft signal , they will soon resume New courage , and
... loft 525 In loss it felf ; which on his count'nance cast Like doubtful hue : but he
his wonted pride Soon recollecting , with high words , that bore Semblance of
worth , not substance , gently rais'd Their fainting courage , and dispell'd their
... unmov'd With dread of death to flight , or foul retreat ; 555 Nor wanting pow'r to
mitigate and swage , With solemn touches , troubled thoughts , and chase
Anguish , and doubt , and fear , and forrow , and pain , From mortal or immortal
... of his beams ; or from behind the moon , In dim eclipse , disastrous twilight
Theds On half the nations , and with fear of change Perplexes monarchs ; darken'
d so , yet thong Above them all th'Arch - Angel : but his face 22 PARADISE LOST .
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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