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... calls up him who next in order and dignity lay by him ; They confer of their
miserable fall ; Satan awakens all his legions , who lay till then in the same
manner confounded . They rise ; their numbers ; array of battle ; their chief
leaders named ...
... reign of Chaos and old Night . All in a moment through the gloom were seen
Ten thousand banners rise into the air 545 With orient colours waving with them
rose : A forest huge of spears ; and thronging helms Appear'd PARADISE LOST .
... obscure wing Scout far and wide into the realm of night , Scorning surprise . Or
could we break our way By force , and at our heels all Hell should rise 135 With
blackest insurrection , to confound Heaven's purest light ; 28 PARADISE LOST .
... which might rise By policy , and long process of time , In emulation opposite to
Heaven . Which when Beelzebub perceived , than whom Satan except none
higher sat , with grave 300 Aspéct he rose , and in his rising seem'd A pillar of
... unspotted soul For ever with corruption there to dwell ; But I shall rise victorious
, and subdue 250 My vanquisher , spoil'd of his vaunted spoil ; Death his death's
wound then shall receive , and stoop Inglorious , of his mortal sting disarm'd .
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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