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... night : which not only made him frequently fubject to severe pains in his head ;
but like1 wife occafion'd that weakness in his eyes , which terminated The LIFE of
Thus Satan talking to his nearest mate , With head up - lift above the wave , and
eyes That sparkling blaz'd ; his other parts besides Prone on the flood , extended
long and large 195 Lay Aoating many a rood : in bulk as huge , As whom the ...
ir Chain'd on the burning lake : nor ever thence 210 Had ris'n , or heav'd his head
, but that the will And high permission of all - ruling heaven , Left him at large to
his own dark designs : That with reiterated crimes he might Heap on himself ...
355 Forthwith from ev'ry squadron , and each band , The Heads and Leaders
thither hafte where stood Their great Commander ; God - like shapes and forms :
Excelling human , Princely Dignities , And Pow'rs ! that earst in heaven fat on ...
For those the race of Israel oft forsook Their living strength , and unfrequented left
His righteous altar , bowing lowly down To beftial Gods ; for which their heads as
low 435 Bow'd down in battel , sunk before the spear Of despicable foes .
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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