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And thus having attended him to the Sixty Sixth year of his age , as closely as such imperfect lights as men of Letters , and retirement , ufually leave to guide our inquiry wou'd allow ; it now only remains to be recorded , that in the ...
... when it was wholly abstracted from material objects , was more at liberty to make such amazing excurfions into the Ideal world , when in compofing his Divine Work He was tempted to range Beyond the visible diurnal sphere .
Or , if a work so infinite He spann'd , Jealous I was that some less skilful hand ( Such as difquiet always what is well , And by ill imitating would excell ) 2 Might hence prefume , the whole creation's day To change.
That majesty which through Thy Work doth reign , Draws the devout , deterring the profane : And Things Divine Thou treat'ft of in such ftate , As them preferves , and Thee inviolate . At once delight and horror on us feife ...
Such place eternal juftice had prepar'd For those rebellious ; here their prifon ordain'd , In utter darkness ; and their portion fet ༡༠ As far remov'd from God , and light of heav'n , As from the centre thrice to th ' utmoft Pole .
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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