... language which seems now severe and uncalled - for , but at other times he
rose to sublime heights of patriotic utterance . The pamphlets , a part of the titles
of which are given upon p . xlii , must be read to give an idea of his “ Miltonic rage
Yet not for those , Nor what the potent Victor in his rage Can else inflict , do I
repent ; or change , Though changed in outward luster , that fixed mind , And high
disdain from sense of injured merit , That with the Mightiest raised me to contend
... the thunder , Winged with red lightning and impetuous rage , Perhaps hath
spent his shafts , and ceases now To bellowo through the vast and boundless
deep . Let us not slipo the occasion , whether scorn Or satiate fury yield it from
our foe .
Anon they move In perfect phalanx to the Doriano mood Of flutes and soft
recorders — such as raised To highth of noblest temper heroes old Arming to
battle , and instead of rage Deliberate valor breathed , firm , and unmoved With
dread of ...
... Of his almighty engine , he shall hear Infernal thunder ; and , for lightning , see
Blacko fire and horror shot with equal rage Among his angels , and his throne
itself Mixed with Tartareano sulphur and strange fire , His own invented torments .
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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