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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 ...
Or if Sion hill Delight thee more , and Siloa's brook that flow'd Faft by the oracle of God ; I thence Invoke thy aid to my advent'rous fong : That with no middle flight intends to foar Above th ' Aonian mount , while it pursues Things ...
... himself in glory above his Peers , He trusted to have equall'd the Most High , If He oppos'd : and with ambitious aim , Against the throne , and monarchy of God , Rais'd impious war in heav'n , and battel proud , With vain attempt .
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