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... great danger by difputing against An . Etat . 30 . * * I penfieri ftretti , ed il vifo fciolto . the fuperftition of the Church of Rome , within the Mr. JOHN MILTON . xi.
Whilft the Critic who gaz'd , with so much wanton malice , on the nakednefs of ShakeSpear when he flept , after having + formally declar'd war against it , wanted courage to ...
... 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 .
Nor content with fuch Audacious neighbourhood , the wifeft heart Of Solomon he led by fraud , to build His temple right against the temple of God , On the opprobrious hill ; and made his grove The pleasant valley of Hinnon , Topbet ...
He also against the house of God was bold : A leper once he loft , and gain'd a King , Abaz , his fottish conqueror , whom he drew God's altar to disparage , and displace , For one of ...
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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
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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