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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
... massy , large , and round , 285 Behind him cast ; the broad circumference
Hung on his shoulders like the moon , whose orb Through optic glass the Tuscan
artist views At Evening from the top of FesolÚ , Or in Valdarno , to descry new
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 ...
... Gods adored Among the nations round : and durst abide 385 Jehovah
thundering out of Sion , throned Between the cherubim ; yea , often placed Within
his sanctuary itself their shrines , Abominations ; and with cursed things His holy
He now prepared 615 To speak ; whereat their doubled ranks they bend From
wing to wing , and half enclose him round With all his peers : Attention held them
mute . Thrice he essay'd , and thrice , in spite of scorn , Tears , such as Angels ...
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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