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He callid so loud , that all the hollow deep Of Hell resounded ! Princes ,
Potentates , 315 Warriors , the flower of Heaven ! once yours , now lost , If such
astonishment as this can seize Eternal Spirits ; or have ye chosen this place After
the toil of ...
... with awful ceremony And trumpet's sound , throughout the host proclaim A
solemn council , forthwith to be held 755 At Pandemonium ; the high capital Of
Satan and his peers : their summons callid From every band and squared
regiment By ...
... thus he spake . Thrones and Imperial Powers , Offspring of Heaven , Ethereal
Virtues ! or these titles now 311 Must we renounce , and , changing style , be
callid Princes of Hell ! for so the popular vote Inclines , here to continue , and
build up ...
There is a place 345 ( If ancient and prophetic fame in Heaven Err not , ) another
world , the happy seat Of some new race callid Man , about this time To be
created like to us , though less In power and excellence , but favour'd more 350
Far less abhorr'd than these Vex'd Scylla , bathing in the sea that parts 6G
Calabria from the hoarse Trinacrian shore ; Nor uglier follow the night hag , when
, callid In secret , riding through the air she comes , Lured with the smell of infant
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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