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In difcourse more sweet , ( For eloquence the foul , fong charms the fenfe ) 556 Others apart fat on a hill retir'd , In thoughts more elevate , and reason'd high , Of providence , foreknowledge , will , and fate ; Fix'd fate ...
They ferry over this Lethean Sound Both to and fro , their forrow to augment , And wish , and struggle as they pass , to reach The tempting stream , with one small drop to lose In sweet forgetfulness all pain and woe , 605 All in one ...
Dear daughter ! fince thou claim'ft me for thy fire , And my fair fon here show'ft me ( the dear pledge Of dalliance had with thee in heav'n , and joys Then sweet , now fad to mention , thro ' dire change Befall'n us , unforeseen ...
Thus with the year 40 Seafons return ; but not to me returns Day , or the sweet approach of ev'n or morn , Or fight of vernal bloom , or fummer's rose , Or flocks , or herds , or human face divine : But cloud instead , and ever - during ...
No fooner had th ' Almighty ceas'd , but all The multitude of Angels with a shout 345 ( Loud , as from numbers without number ; sweet , As from bleft voices ) utt'ring joy , heav'n rung With jubilee , and loud hofanna's fill'd ...
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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