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... with ambitious aim Against the throne and monarchy of God , Raised impious
war in Heaven , and battle proud , With vain attempt . Him the Almighty Power
Hurld headlong flaming from the ethereal sky , 45 With hideous ruin and
... to the fierce contention brought along 100 Innumerable force of Spirits arm'd ,
That durst dislike his reign , and , me preferring , His utmost power with adverse
power opposed In dubious battle on the plains of Heaven , And shook his throne .
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 ...
But he , who reigns Monarch in Heaven , till then as one secure Sat on his throne
, upheld by old repute , Consent or custom ; and his regal state 640 Put forth at
full , but still his strength conccald , Which tempted our attempt , and wrought our
... with what difficulty he passes through , directed by Chaos , the Power of that
place , to the sight of this new world which he sought . High on a throne of royal
state , which far Putshone the wealth of Ormus and of Ind , Or where the
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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