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That led the embattled Seraphim to war Under thy conduct , and in dreadful
deeds 130 Fearless endanger'd Heaven s perpetual king , And put to proof his
high supremacy , Whether upheld by strength , or chance , or fate ; Too well I see
Seest thou yon dreary plain , forlorn and wild , 180 The seat of desolation , void of
light , Save what the glimmering of these livid flames Casts pale and dreadful ?
Thither let us tend From off the tossing of these fiery waves ; There rest , if any : st
Thus they , Breathing united force , with fixed thought , 560 Moved on in silence
to soft pipes , that charm'd Their painful steps o'er the burnt soil : and now
Advanced in view they stand ; a horrid front Of dreadful length and dazzling arms
, in ...
... the choice and prime Of those heaven - warring champions could be found So
hardy as to proffer or accept , 425 Alone , the dreadful voyage ; till at last Satan ,
whom now transcendent glory raised Above his fellows , with monarchal pride ...
Distinguishable in member , joint , or limb ; Or substance might be callid that
shadow seem'd , For each seem'd either ; black it stood as Night , 670 Fierce as
ten Furies , terrible as Hell , And shook a dreadful dart ; what seem'd his head
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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