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Confounded , though immortal : But his doom Reserved him to more wrath ; for
now the thought Both of lost happiness , and lasting pain , 55 Torments him :
round he throws his baleful eyes , That witness'd huge affliction and dismay Mix'd
So spake the apostate Angel , though in pain , 125 Vaunting aloud , but rack'd
with deep despair : And him thus answer'd soon his bold compeer . O Prince , O
Chief of many throned Powers , 120 That led the embattled Seraphim to war
But what if he our Conqueror ( whom I now Of force believe Almighty , since no
less Than such could have o'erpower'd such force as ours ) Have left us this our
spirit and strength entire 146 Strongly to suffer and support our pains , That we ...
Nor did they not perceive the evil plight 335 In which they were , nor the fierce
pains not feel ; Yet to their General's voice they soon obey'd ; Innumerable . As
when the potent rod Of Amram's son , in Egypt's evil day , Waved round the coast
, up ...
... troubled thoughts , and chase Anguish , and doubt , and fear , and sorrow , and
pain From mortal or immortal minds . ... Breathing united force , with fixed thought
, 560 Moved on in silence to soft pipes , that charm'd Their painful steps o'er ...
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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