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If thou be he ; but o , how fallen ! how changed From him , who , in the happy
realms of light , 85 Clothed with transcendent brightness , didst outshine Myriads
though bright ! If he whom mutual league , United thoughts and counsels , equal
Leader of those armies bright , Which but the Omnipotent none could have foild !
If once they hear that voice , their liveliest pledge Of hope in fears and dangers ,
heard so oft 275 In worst extremes , and on the perilous edge Of battle when it ...
... Dilated or condensed , bright or obscure , Can execute their aery purposes ,
430 And works of love or enmity fulfil . For those the race of Israel oft forsook 3 0
Their Living Strength , and unfrequented left His righteous altar PARADISE LOST
With these in troop Came Astoreth , whom the PhŠnicians callid AstartÚ , queen
of Heaven , with crescent horns To whose bright image nightly by the moon 440
Sidonian virgins paid their vows and songs ; In Sion also not unsung , where ...
... tell Of Babel , and the works of Memphian kings , Learn how their greatest
monuments of fame , 695 And strength , and art , are easily outdone By Spirits
reprobate , and in an hour , What in an age they with incessant toil pors bright .
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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