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Or , if a work so infinite He spann'd , Jealous I was that some less skilful hand ( Such as difquiet always what is well , And by ill imitating would excell ) 2 Might hence prefume , the whole creation's day To change.
Might hence prefume , the whole creation's day To change in scenes , and fhew it in a Play . Pardon me , Mighty Poet ! nor despise My causeless , yet not impious , furmife . But I am now convinc'd , and none will dare Within Thy labors ...
The Author John Milton John Milton. I too transported by the mode commend ; And while mean to praise Thee , must offend . Thy verfe created like Thy Theme fublime , In number , weight , and measure , needs not rhyme . ANDREW MARVELL .
... tells them laftly of a new world , and new kind of creature to be created ; according to an antient prophecy or report in heaven : for that Angels were long before this vifible creation , was the opinion of many ancient Fathers .
... that warr'd on Jove , Briareus , or Typhon , whom the den By ancient Tarfus held ; or that fea - beast Leviathan , which God of all his works Created hugeft that fwim th ' ocean ftream : ( Him , haply flumb'ring on the Norway foam ...
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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