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... Belus or Sorapis , their Gods ; or seat 720 Their kings , when Egypt with
Assyria strove In wealth and luxury . The ascending pile Stood fix'd her stately
height ; and straight the doors , Opening their brazen folds , discover , wide
... all access was throng'd ; the gates 761 And porches wide , but chief the
spacious hall ( Though like a cover'd field , where champions bold Wont ride in
arm'd and at the Soldan's chair Defiod the best of Panim chivalry 765 To mortal
The towers of Heaven are fill'd With armed watch , that render all access 130
Impregnable : oft on the bordering deep Encamp their legions ; or , with obscure
wing Scout far and wide into the realm of night , Scorning surprise . Or could we ...
In the wide womb of uncreated night , 150 Devoid of sense and motion ? And
who knows , Let this be good , whether our angry Foe Can give it , or will ever ?
how he can , Is doubtful ; that he never will , is Will he , so wise , let loose at once
... immures us round 435 Ninefold ; and gates of burning adamant , Barrd over us
, prohibit all egress . These pass'd , if any pass , the void profound Of unessential
Night receives him next - Wide gaping , and with utter loss of being Threatens ...
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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