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... following Verses , which were neceffary to make a connection . Book VIII . ver . 1 . The Angel ended , and in Adam's ear So charming left his voice , that he a - while e J 9 Thought him fill speaking ; ftill ftood ROOSEROMOBROFARGARE.
As one who in his journey bates at noon , Though bent on Speed : fo here th ' Arch - Angel paus'd , Betwixt the world deftroy'd , and world reftor'd ; If Adam ought perhaps might interpose : Then , with transition fweet , new speech ...
WH HEN I beheld the Poet blind , yet bold , In flender book His vaft defign unfold : Meffiah crown'd , God's reconcil'd , decree , Rebelling Angels , the Forbidden Tree , Heav'n , Hell , Earth , Chaos , All ! the argument Held me a ...
Then touches the prime cause of his fall , the Serpent , or rather Satan in the ferpent ; who revolting from God , and drawing to his fide many legions of Angels , was by the command of God driven out of heaven with all his crew into ...
place of utter darkness , fitlieft call'd Chaos : Here Satan with his Angels lying on the burning lake , thunder - ftruck and aftonish'd , after a certain space recovers , as from confufion , calls up him who next in order and dignity ...
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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