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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
... 45 With hideous ruin and combustion , down To bottomless perdition : there to
dwell In adamantine chains and penal fire , Who durft defy th'Omnipotent to arms
. Ninę times the space that measures day and night 50 To mortal men , he with ...
... fome small night - founder'd skiff , Deeming some island , oft , as seamen tell ,
20 $ With fixed anchor in his fcaly rind , Moors by his fide under the Lee , while
night Invests the sea , and wished morn delays . ) So itretch'd out huge in length ...
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 ...
Who in one night when he pass'd From Ægypt marching , equal'd with one stroke
Both her first - born and all her bleating Gods . Belial came last , than whom a
spirit more lewd 490 Fell not from heaven , or more gross to love Vice for it felf : to
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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