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... as when the force 230 Of subterranean wind transports a hill Torn from Pelorus
, or the shatter'd side Of thundering Ętna , whose combustible And fuel'd entrails
thence conceiving fire , Sublimed with mineral fury , aid the winds , And leave a ...
... and callid 300 His legions , Angel forms , who lay entranced Thick as autumnal
leaves that strow the brooks , In Vallambrosa , where the Etrurian shades , High
overarch'd , imbower ; or scatter'd sedge Afloat , when with fierce winds Orion ...
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 ...
... Who forthwith from the glittering staff unfurl'd 535 The imperial ensign ; which ,
full high advanced , Shone like a meteor streaming to the wind , With gems and
golden lustre rich emblazed , Seraphic arms and trophies ; all the while Sonorous
... from one blast of wind , To many a row of pipes the soundboard breathes .
Anon , out of the earth , a fabric huge 710 Rose like an exhalation , with the
sound Of dulcet symphonies and voices sweet , Built like a temple , where
pilasters round ...
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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