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... That with the Mightiest rais'd me to contend : And to the fierce contention
brought along Innumerable force of spirits arm'd , That durft dinike his reign : and
me preferring , His utmost pow'r with adverse pow'r oppos'd , In dubious battel on
... 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 ...
Nor did they not perceive the evil plight 335 In which they were , or the fierce
pains not feel ; Yet to their General's voice they soon obey'd , Innumerable ! As
when the potent Rod Of Amram's son , in Ægypt's evil day , Wav'd round the coast
, up ...
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 Highest , and fierce with grasped arms Clash'd on ...
Who but felt of late , When the fierce foe hung on our broken Rere Insulting , and
pursu'd us through the Deep , With what compulsion , and laborious fight , 80 We
sunk thus low ? Th'ascent is easie then ; Th'event is fear'd ; should we again ...
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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