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... 45 With hideous ruin and combustion , down To bottomless perdition ; there to
dwell In adamantine chains and penal fire , Who durst defy the Omnipotent to
arms . Nine times the space that measures day and night 50 To mortal men , he
... BriarŽos or Typhon , whom the den By ancient Tarsus held ; or that seabeast
200 Leviathan , which God of all his works Created hugest that swim the ocean
stream : Him , haply , slumbering on the Norway foam The pilot of some small
Deeming some island , oft , as seamen tell , 205 With fixed anchor in his scaly
rind , Moors by his side under the lee , while night Invests the sea , and wished
morn delays : So stretch'd out huge in length the Archfiend lay , Chain'd on the ...
As when the potent rod Of Amram's son , in Egypt's evil day , Waved round the
coast , up call'd a pitchy cloud 346 Of locusts , warping on the eastern wind , That
o'er the realm of impious Pharaoh hung Like night , and darken'd all the ...
Nor did Israel scape The infection , when their borrow'd gold composed The calf
in Oreb ; and the rebel king Doubled that sin in Bethel and in Dan , 485 Likening
his Maker to the grazed ox ; Jehovah , who in one night , when he pass'd From ...
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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