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All around you Enyo” is laying waste the fields and blood is watering the ground which has been sown with human flesh. Thrace has given up Mars to the Germans” and father Mars has driven his Odrysian horses into their territories.
IX Or wert thou of the golden-winged host, Who having clad thyself in human weed, To earth from thy prefixed seat didst post, And after short abode fly back with speed, 60 As if to show what creatures Heav'n doth breed, Thereby to set ...
... I2O Ring out ye Crystal spheres, Once bless our human ears, 125 And let your silver chime Move in melodious time; 130 For if such holy Song Enwrap our fancy long, 135 And speckl'd vanity Will sicken soon and die, Yea, Truth.
Or perhaps the human archetype is a huge giant, a tremendous figure in some remote region of the earth who lifts his head higher than the star-bearer, Atlas,” to terrify the gods.
... is too bright To hit the Sense of human sight; And therefore to our weaker view, I5 O'erlaid with black, staid Wisdom's hue. Black, but such as in esteem, Prince Memnon's sister might beseem, Or that Starr'd Ethiop Queen that strove ...
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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