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The ascending pile Stood fixed her stately highth ; and straight the doors ,
Opening their brazen folds , discover , wide Within , her ample spaces , o'er the
smooth And level pavement . From the arched roof , Pendent by subtle magic ,
many a ...
All access was thronged : the gates And porches wide , but chief the spacious
hall ( Though like a covered field , where championso bold Wont ride in armed ,
and at the soldan's chair Defied the best of Paynimo chivalry To mortal combat or
The towers of heaven are filled With armèd watch , that render all access 130
Impregnable : oft on the bordering deep Encamp their legions , or , with obscure
wing , Scout far and wide into the realm of Night , Scorning surprise . Or , could
Sad cure ! for who would lose , Though full of pain , this intellectual being , Those
thoughts that wander through eternity , To perish rather , swallowed up and lost In
the wide womb of uncreated Night , 150 Devoid of sense and motion ?
These passed , if any pass , the voido profound Of unessential night receives him
next , Wide gaping , and with utter loss of being 440 Threatens him , plunged in
that abortive gulf . If thence he scape into whatever world 430 Or unknown ...
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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