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For He was now grown famous by his polemical writtings of various kinds , and held , in great favor , and esteem , by those who had power to difpofe of all preferments in the State . " Tis in vain to diffemble , and far be it from me to ...
... third Sonnet He does honor to her memory . These private calamities were much heighten'd , by the dif- An . Ętat . 52o ferent figure he was likely to make in the new fcene of affairs , which was going to be acted in the State .
... and often receive additions of ftrength and beauty , in the several Impreffions they undergo whilst their authors live : but the following Poem came into the world , like the Persons whom it celebrates , in a state of maturity .
Say firft , ( for heav'n hides nothing from thy view , Nor the deep tract of hell ) fay firft what cause Mov'd our grand Parents , in that happy state Favour'd of heav'n fo highly , to fall off From B 2 Book 1. PARADISE LOST . 3 OF ...
... 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 !
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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