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... yet from those flames No light ; but rather darkness visible Served only to
discover sights of woe , Regions of sorrow , doleful shades , where peace 65 And
rest can never dwell ; hope never comes That comes to all ; but torture without
Seest thou yon dreary plain , forlorn and wild , 180 The scat of desolation , void of
light , Save what the glimmering of these livid flames Casts pale and dreadful ?
Thither let us tend From off the tossing of these fiery waves ; There rest , if any ...
... spires , and rollid In billows , leave i ' the midst a horrid vale . Then with
expanded wings he steers his flight 225 Aloft , incumbent on the dusky air , That
felt unusual weight ; till on dry land He lights , if it were land that ever burn'd With
1 Said then the lost Archangel , this the seat That we must change for Heaven ;
this mournful gloom For that celestial light ? Be it so ! since he , 245 Who now is
Sov'reign , can dispose and bid What shall be right : furthest from him is best ...
... in even balance down they light On the firm brimstone , and fill all the plain ;
350 A multitude , like which the populous North Pour'd never from her frozen
loins , to pass Rhene or the Danaw , when her barbarous sons Came like a
deluge on ...
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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