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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 t ' mes the space that measures day and night 50 To mortal men , he with ...
... the utmost pole . 0 , how unlike the place from whonce they fell 75 There the
companions of his fall , o ' erwhelni ' d With floods and whirlwinds of tempestuous
fire , Ho soon discerns ; and weltering by his side One next hiinself in power , and
... entire 146 Strongly to suffer and support our pains , That we may so suifice his
vengeful ire , Or do him mightier service as his thralls By right of war , whate ' er
his business be , 150 Here in the heart of Hell to work in fire , Or do his errands in
... as the lake with liquid fire : And such appeard in hue , 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 firo
... it raged , in all assaults Their surest signal , they will soon resume New
courage and revive ; though now they lie Groveling and prostrate on yon lake of
fire , 280 275 As we erewhilo , astounded and amazed : No wonder 10
PARADISE LOST .
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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