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Our purer essence then will overcome 213 Their noxious vapour ; or , inured , not
feel ; Or changed at length , and to the place conform'd 10 In temper and in
nature , will receive . Familiar the fierce heat , and void of pain ; This horror will
... Where all life dies , death lives , and nature hreeds , Perverse , all monstrous ,
all prodigious things , 625 Abominable , inutterable , and worse S han fables yet
have feign'd , or fear conceived , Gorgons , and Hydras , and Chimeras dire .
... bound , Without dimension ; where length , breadth , and height , And time ,
and place are lost ; where eldest Night And Chaos , ancestors of Nature , hold
895 Eternal anarchy , amidst the noise Of endless wars , 49 PARADISE LOST , B.
Into this wild abyss , 910 The womb of Nature and perhaps her grave , Of neither
sea , nor shore , nor air , nor fire , But all these in their pregnant causes mix'd
Confusedly , and which thus must ever fight , Unless the Almighty Maker them ...
... and from the walls of Heaven 1035 Shoots far into the bosom of dim night A
glimmering dawn ; Here Nature first begins Her furthest verge , and Chaos to
retire As from her outmost works a broken foe With tumult less , and with less
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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