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He ceased , for both seem ' d highly pleased ; and Death Grinn ' d horrible a
ghastly smile , to hear 846 His famine should be fill ' d ; and bless ' d his maw
Destined to that good hour : No less rejoiced His mother bad , and thus bespake
Thou , at the sight Pleased , out of Heaven shalt look down and smile ; While , by
thee raised , I ruin all my foes , Death last , and with his carcass glut the grave :
Then , with the multitude of my redeem ' , Shall enter Heaven , long absent , and ...
... d 160 Mozambic , off at sea north - east winds blow Sabean odours from the
spicy shore Of Araby the bless ' d ; with such delay Well pleased they slack their
course , and many a leaguel Choer ' d with the greatful smell old Ocean smiles ...
Choer ' d with the greatful smell old Ocean smiles : 165 So entertain ' d those
odorous sweets the Fiend , Who came their bane ; though with them better
ploased Than Asmodeus with the fishy fume · That drove him , though enamour '
d , from ...
... pulp they chew , and in the rind , 335 Still as they thirsted , scoop the brimming
stream ; Nor gentle purpose , nor endearing smiles Wanted , nor youthful
dalliance , as beseems Fair couple , link ' d in happy nuptial league , Alone as
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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