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... as the lake with liquid fire : And such appeard in hue , as when the force Of
subterranean wind transports a hill Torn from ... Sublim'd with mineral fury , aid
the winds , 235 And leave a singed bottom all involv'd With stench and smoke :
... 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 ...
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 ...
... which , full high advanc'd , Shone like a meteor streaming to the wind , With
gems and golden lustre rich imblazd , Seraphic arms and trophies ; all the while
Sonorous metal blowing martial sounds : $ 46 At which 20 PARADISE LOST .
... and scumm'd the bullion dross : A third as soon had form'd within the ground
705 A various mold ; and from the boiling cells By strange conveyance fill'd each
hollow nook : As in an Organ , from one blaft of wind , To many a row of pipes the
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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