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This neglect then of Rhyme fo little is to be taken for a defect ; ( though it may Seem So perhaps to vulgar readers ) that it rather is to be efteem'd an example fet , ( the firft in English , ) of antient liberty recover'd to Heroic ...
... the signal giv'n : Behold a wonder ! they but now who seem'd In Bigness to surpass Earth's Giant fons , Now lefs than smallest dwarfs , in narrow room Throng numberlefs , like that Pygmean race Beyond the Indian 28 PARADISE LOST .
As not behind in hate , if what was urg'd Main reason to persuade immediate war , Did not diffuade me moft ; and seem to caft Ominous conjecture on the whole fuccefs ; When he who most excels in fact of arms , In what he counfels ...
Beyond this flood a frozen continent Lies dark , and wild ; beat with perpetual storms Of whirlwind , and dire hail ; which on firm land Thaws not , but gathers heap , and ruin seems 590 Of ancient pile : all elfe , deep fnow and ice ...
The other shape 666 ( If shape it might be call'd , that shape had none Distinguishable in member , joint , or limb ; Or fubftance might be call'd that shadow seem'd , For each feem'd either :) black it stood as night , 670 Fierce as ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - 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. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - 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 ... Read full review