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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 ...
OF F Man's firft difobedience , and the fruit Of that forbidden tree , whofe mortal tafte Brought death into the world , and all our woe , With lofs of Eden , till one Greater Man Reftore us , and regain the blissful feat ...
... 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 ...
... journeys on to Paradife , whofe outward prospect and fituation is defcribed , overleaps the bounds , fits in the fhape of a cormorant on the Tree of Life , as the highest in the garden , to look about him .
courfe ; thence gathers that the Tree of Knowledge was forbidden them to eat of , under penalty of death ; and thereon intends to found his temptation , by feducing them to tranfgrefs : then leaves them awhile to know further of their ...
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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