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... He trusied to have equal'd the Most High , 40 If he opposed : and , with
ambitious aim Against the throne and monarchy of God , Raised impious war in
Heaven , and battle proud , With vain attempt . Him the Almighty Power Hurld
... 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 hope And hazard in the glorious enterprise , Join'd with me once
In equal ruin ! Into what pit thou seest , From what height fallen ; so much the
stronger proved He with his thunder . and till then who knew The force of those
dire arms ? Yet not for those , Nor what the potent victor in his ragÚ 95 Can else
Be it so ! since he , 245 Who now is Sov'reign , can dispose and bid What shall
be right : furthest from him is best , Whom reason hath equal'd , force hath made
suprema Above his equals . Farewell , happy fields , Where joy for ever dwells !
His spear , to equal which the tallest pine Hewn on Norwegian hills , to be the
mast Of soire great ammiral , were but a wand , He walk'd with , to support
uneasy steps Over the burning marle , not like those steps On Heaven's azure ;
and the ...
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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