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It feems wonderful that one of fo warm , and daring a spirit , as his certainly was , shou'd be restrain'd from the camp in those unnatural commotions . I fuppofe we may impute it wholly to the great deference He paid to paternal ...
And chiefly thou , O Spirit ! that dost prefer Before all temples th ' upright heart and pure , Inftruct me , for thou know'st : thou from the first Waft prefent , and with mighty wings out - fpread , 20 Dove - like fat'st brooding on ...
... from sense of injur'd merit , That with the Mightiest rais'd me to contend : And to the fierce contention brought along Innumerable force of spirits arm'd , That durft diflike his reign : and me preferring , His utmost pow'r with ...
... As far as Gods , and heav'nly effences , Can perish : for the mind and spirit remains Invincible , and vigor foon returns , Though all our glory extinct , and happy state , Here fwallow'd up in endless mifery !
... now loft , If fuch aftonishment as this can feize 315 Eternal spirits : or have ye chos'n this place After the toil of battel to repofe Your wearied virtue , for the ease you find To flumber here , as in the vales of heaven ?
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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