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BOOKS I AND II BY JOHN MILTON EDITED FOR HIGH SCHOOL USE BY
WILLIAM I. CRANE HEAD OF THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT STEELE HIGH
SCHOOL , DAYTON , OHIO New York THE MACMILLAN COMPANY LONDON ...
In the beginning of the events described in Paradise Lost , the Almighty
assembles the angels , and announces to them that thereafter his Son shall be
their “ Head , " and that they shall bow down and “ confess him Lord . ” The
decree is ...
200 Thus Satan , talking to his nearest mate , With head uplift above the wave ,
and eyes That sparkling blazed ; his other parts besides , Prone on the flood ,
extended long and large , Lay floating many a rood ; in bulk as huge As whom
Forthwith from every squadron and each band , The heads and leaders thither
haste where stood Their great commander ; godlike shapes , and forms Excelling
human ; princely dignities ; And powers that erst in heaven sat on thrones ...
For those the race of Israel oft forsook Their Living Strength , and unfrequented
left His righteous altar , bowing lowly down To bestial gods ; for which their heads
, as low Bowed down in battle , sunk before the spear Of despicable foes .
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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