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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 .
... As from the centre thrice to the utmost pole . 0 , how unlike the place from
whence they fell ! 75 There the companions of his fall , o'erwhelm'd With floods
and whirlwinds of tempestuous fire , He soon discerns ; and weltering by his side
... Or do him mightier service as his thralls By right of war , whate'er his business
be , 150 Here in the heart of Hell to work in fire , Or do his errands in the gloomy
deep ; What can it then avail , though yet we fool Strength undiminish'd ...
... as the lake with liquid fire : And such appear'd in hue , as when the force 230
Of subterranean wind transports a hill Torn from Pelorus , or the shatter'd side Of
thundering Ătna , whose combustible And fuel'd entrails thence conceiving fire ...
... heard so oft 275 In worst extremes , and on the perilous edge Of battle when it
raged , in all assaults Their surest signal , they will soon resume New courage
and revive ; though now they lie Groveling and prostrate on yon lake of fire , 280 !
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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