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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 ...
But see ! the angry victor hath recall'd His ministers of vengeance and pursuit ,
170 Back to the gates of heav'n : the sulph'rous hail Shot after us in storm , o'er -
blown , hath laid The fiery surge , that from the precipice Of heav'n receiv'd us ...
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 ...
Nor had they yet among the sons of Eve 364 Got them new names ; ' till wand'ring
o'er the earth , Thro ' God's high sufferance for the tryal of man , By falsities and
lies the greatest part Of mankind they corrupted , to forsake God their Creator ...
... rul'd the middle air , Their highest heav'n ; or on the Delpbian cliff , Or in
Dodona , and thro ' all the bounds Of Doric land ; or who with Saturn old Fled
over Adria to th ' Hesperian fields , 520 And o'er the Celtick roam'd the utmost
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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