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... 440 Sidonian virgins paid their vows and songs ; In Sion also not unsung ,
where stood Her temple on the offensive mountain , built By that uxorious king ,
whose heart , though large , Beguiled by fair idolatresses , fell 445 To idols foul .
... not unvisited of Heaven's fair light , Secure ; and at the brightening orient beam
Purge off this gloom : the soft delicious air , 400 To heal the scar of these
corrosive fires , Shall breathe her balm . But first whom shall we PARADISE LOST
Before the gates there sat , On either side a formidable shape : The one seem'd
woman to the waist , and fair ; But ended foul in many a scaly fold Voluminous
and vast ; a serpent arm'd With mortal sting : About her middle round A cry of ...
745 To whom thus the Portress of Hell - gate replied : Hast thou forgot me then ,
and do I seem Now in thine eye so foul ? once deem'd so fair In Heaven , when at
the assembly , and in sight Of all the Seraphim with thee combined 750 In bold ...
She finish'd ; and the subtle Fiend his lore 815 Soon learn'd , now milder , and
thus answer'd smooth Dear Daughter ! since thou claim'st me for thy sire And my .
fair son here show'st me , ( the dear pledge Of dalliance had with thee in Heaven
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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