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Ah, how many times have I been struck dumb by the miraculous grace of a form which might make decrepit Jove young again! Ah, how many times have I seen eyes which outshine jewels and all the stars that wheel about either pole, ...
... have laid the untamable Hercules low on Thessalian Oeta;” nor would Troy have seen Hector slain I by the shameful deceit of vengeful * Athene,” nor Sarpedon killed— though Jove shed tears—by the Locrian disguised in Achilles' armor.
Though your brows were whiter than the plumes in which we are told that Jove was disguised,” you were none the less worthy to have your youth restored by the drugs of Haemonia" and to be endued with the power to live to ...
... honor to the son of Iapetus,” who brought down the celestial fire from the chariot of the sun; but in my eyes he will be a greater man who is credited with having stolen his flaming weapons and threeforked thunderbolt from Jove.
... deity of the true God, he broke into sighs that were redolent of lurid sulphur and the fires of Tartarus. Such sighs the horrid and monstrous Typhoeus, whom Jove imprisoned under Sicilian Aetna,” emits from his consuming mouth.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jsburbidge - LibraryThing
This is pretty well the standard edition of Milton, with a critically established text, a reasonable level of apparatus for non-expert readers, and a critical mass of Milton's work extending beyond his major works to everything that anyone who is not a specialist is likely to need. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - selfcallednowhere - LibraryThing
Ok, so I didn't read this whole thing, obviously. But I did read "Paradise Lost" and that's the important thing, right? And I actually ended up enjoying it a lot more than I expected to. The language ... Read full review