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Which action passed over , the Poem hastcas into the midst of things , presenting
Satan with his Angels now falling into Hell , described here , not in the centre ( for
Heaven and Earth may be supposed as yet not made , certainly not yet ...
... and eyes That sparkling blazed ; his other parts besides Prone on the flood ,
extended long and large , 195 Lay floating many a rood ; in bulk as huge As
whom the fables name of monstrous size , Titanian , or Earth - born , that war'd on
Nor had they yet among the sons of Eve Got them new names ; till , wandering o'
er the earth , Through God's high sufferance for the trial of man , By falsities and
lies the greatest part Of mankind they corrupted to forsake God their creator , and
... to avoid worse rape . 505 These were the prime in order , and in might ; The
rest were long to tell , though far renown'd , The Ionian Gods , of Javan's issue ;
held Gods , yet confess'd later than Heaven and Earth , 16 PARADISE LOST . BI.
Gods , yet confess'd later than Heaven and Earth , Their boasted parents : Titan ,
Heaven's first - born , 510 With his enormous brood , and birthright seized By
younger Saturn ; he from mightier Jove , His own and Rhea's son , like measure ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - 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. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - 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 ... Read full review