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Him the Almighty Power Hurld headlong flaming from the ethereal sky , 45 With
hideous ruin and combustion , down To bottomless perdition ; there to dwell In
adamantine chains and penal fire , Who durst defy the Omnipotent to arms .
... doleful shades , where peace 65 And rest can never dwell ; hope never comes
That comes to all ; but torture without end Still urges , and a fiery deluge , fed With
ever burning sulphur unconsumed : Such place Eternal Justice had prepared ...
Farewell , happy fields , Where joy for ever dwells ! Hail horrors ! hail , 250
Infernal world ! And thou , profoundest Hell , Receive thy new possessor ! one
who brings A mind not to be changed by place or time : The mind is its own place
, and in ...
... dwell here , driven out from bliss , condemn'd In this abhorred deep to utter
woe ; Where pain of unextinguishable fire Must exercise us without hope of end ,
The vassals of his anger , when the scourge 90 Inexorably , and the torturing
... with neighbouring And opportune excursion , we may chance 396 Reenter
Heaven ; or else in some mild zone Dwell , not unvisited of Heaven's fair light ,
Secure ; and at the brightening orient beam Purge off this gloom : the soft
delicious air ...
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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