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The heads and leaders thither haste whore stood Their great Commander ;
Godlike shapes , and forms Excelling human ; princely Dignities ; And Powers
that erst in Heaven sat on thrones ; 360 Though of their names in heavenly
records now ...
... 425 Not tied or manacled with joint or limb , Nor founded on the brittle strength
of bones , Like cumbrous flesh ; but , in what shape they choose , Dilated or
condensed , bright or obscure , Can execute their aery purposes , 430 And works
After these appear'd A crew , who , under names of old renown , Osiris , Isis ,
Orus , and their train , With monstrous shapes and sorceries abused Fanatic
Egypt , and her priests to seek 480 Their wandering Gods disguised in brutish
Thus far these beyond Compare of inortal prowess , yet observed Their dread
Commander ; lie , above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent , 590
Stood like a tower : his form had yet not lost All her original brightness ; nor
Thus incorporeal Spirits to smallest forms Reduced their shapes immense , and
were at large , 790 Though without number still , amidst the hall Of that infernal
court . But far within , And in their own dimensions , like themselves , The great ...
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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