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Here, like stars that breathe out soft flames, you may see groups of maidens go dancing past. Ah, how many times have I been struck dumb by the miraculous grace of a form which might make decrepit Jove young again!
(1626?) hosts of Endymion's” goddess, the stars that shine down upon you in the calm sky, are fewer than the radiant host in your streets—maidens whose forms and golden ornaments dazzle the eye. Venus, the giver of life (it is believed) ...
... better gifts in its power, O weaver of plots, I implore you to spare your largess. Without your help, it is true, and without the aid of your infernal gunpowder, the King has gone at a ripe old age to be with his kindred, the stars.
Him whom in pious Rome had consigned to her curses" and condemned to the Styx and the Taena. rian gulf,” him—quite contrarily— she sets about to lift to the stars and wishes to hoist among the celestial gods.
Reddiderant dubiam iam sera crepuscula lucem, Cum circumgreditur totam Tricoronifer urbem, Panificosque Deos portat, scapulisque virorum bling prey through trackless deserts at night in the moonless darkness when the stars are drowsily ...
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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