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Or if Sion hill Delight thee more , and Siloa's brook that fow'd Fast by the oracle of
God ; I thence Invoke thy aid to my advent'rous song : That with no middle flight
intends to soar Above th ' Aonian mount , while it pursues 15 Things ...
... incumbent on the dusky air , That felt unusual weight : till on dry land He lights ,
if it were land that ever burn'd With solid , as the lake with liquid fire : And such
appeard in hue , as when the force Of subterranean wind transports a hill Torn ...
His spear , ( to equal which the tallest pine Hewn on Norwegian hills , to be the
mast Of some great Ammiral , were but a wand ) He walk'd with , to support
uneasie steps Over the burning marle ( not like those steps 295 On heaven's
azure ! ) ...
Nor content with such Audacious neighbourhood , the wiseft heart 400 Of
Solomon he led by fraud , to build His temple right against the temple of God , On
the opprobrious hill ; and made his grove The pleasant valley of Hinnon , Topbet
There stood a hill not far , whose grisly top 670 Belch'd fire and rowling smoke ;
the rest entire , Shone with a glossy scurf ; ( undoubted lign That in his womb was
hid metallick ore , The work of sulphur ) thither wing'd with speed A numerous ...
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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