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... his worshippers : Dagon his name , sea monster , upward man And downward
fish : yet had his temple high Rear'd in Azotus , dreaded through the coast Of
Palestine , in Gath and Ascalon , 465 And Accaron and Gaza's frontier bounds .
... Or in Dodona , and through all the bounds Of Doric land ; or who with Saturn
old Fled over Adria to the Hesperian fields , 520 And o'er the Celtic roam'd the
utmost isles . All these and more came flocking ; but with looks Downcast and
... Heaven's bound , unless Heaven's Lord supreme We overpower ? Suppose he
should relent , And publish grace to all , on promise made Of new subjection ;
with what eyes could we Stand in his presence humble , and receive 240 Striet ...
At last appear Hell bounds , high reaching to the horrid roof , And thrice threefold
the gates ; three folds were brass , Three iron , three of adamantine rock 646
Impenetrable , impaled with circling fire , Yet unconsumed . Before the gates
Before their eyes in sudden view appear 890 The secrets of the hoary deep ; a
dark Illimitable ocean , without bound , Without dimension ; where length ,
breadth , and height , And time , and place are lost ; where eldest Night And
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LibraryThing ReviewRevisiˇ d'Usuari - 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. Llegeix la ressenya completa
LibraryThing ReviewRevisiˇ d'Usuari - 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 ... Llegeix la ressenya completa