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This first book propofes , firft in brief , the whole fubject , man's difobedience , and the lafs thereupon of Paradife wherein he was placed . Then touches the prime cause of his fall , the Serpent , or rather Satan in the ferpent ...
... 336 340 In Paradife faft by the Tree of Life Began to bloom ; but foon for man's offense 355 To heav'n remov'd , where first it grew , there grows , And flow'rs aloft fhading the fount of life ; And where the river of blifs thro ...
... Here Pilgrims roam , that stray'd fo far to feek In Golgotha Him dead , who lives in heav'n : And they who to be fure of Paradife , Dying put on the weeds of Dominic , Or in Francifcan think to pass disguis'd ; They pass Book 111 .
All these up - whirl'd aloft Fly o'er the backside of the world far off , Into a Limbo large , and broad , fince call'd The Paradife of Fools ; to few unknown Long after : now unpeopl'd , and untrod . All this dark globe the fiend found ...
1 3 Glad was the spirit impure , as now in hope To find who might direct his wand'ring flight To Paradife , the happy feat of man , His journey's end , and our beginning woe . But first he cafts to change his proper shape , Which elfe ...
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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