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... her gulf can hold Immortal vigor , though oppressed and fallen , I give not
heaven for lost : from this descent Celestial virtues rising will appear More
glorious and more dread than from no fall , And trust themselves to fear no
second fate !
A fairer person lost not heaven : he seemed For dignity composed , and high
exploit ; But all was false and hollow , though his tongue Dropt manna , and could
make the worseo appear The better reason , to perplex and dash Maturest ...
220 This horror will grow mild , this darkness light ; Besides what hope the never
- ending flight Of future days may bring , what chance , what change Worth
waiting ; since our present lot appears For happy though but ill , for ill not worst , If
Our greatness will appear Then most conspicuous when great things of small ,
Useful of hurtful , prosperous of adverse , We can create , and in what place soe'
er 250 Thrive under evil , and work ease out of pain Through labor and
... war appears Waged in the troubledo sky , and armies rush To battle in the
clouds ; before each van Prick forth the aery knights , and couch their spears Till
thickest legions close ; with feats of arms From either end of heaven the welkin
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LibraryThing ReviewПользовательский отзыв - 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. Читать весь отзыв
LibraryThing ReviewПользовательский отзыв - 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 ... Читать весь отзыв