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For it is affirm'd , that though He liv'd always in a frugal retirement , and before his death had difpos'd of his library ( which we may fuppofe to have been a valuable collection ) . He left no more than fifteen hundred pounds behind ...
Not long after his fettlement there , his wife dy'd in child - bed : and much about the time of her death , a Gutta Serena , which had for feveral years been gradually increafing , totally extinguifh'd his fight .
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 ...
... fuch as rais'd To height of nobleft temper Heroes old Arming to battel ; and instead of rage , Deliberate valor breath'd , firm , and unmov'd With dread of death to flight , or foul retreat ; 555 Nor wanting pow'r to mitigate and ...
... many a fiery Alp , 620 Rocks , caves , lakes , fens , bogs , dens , and fhades of A univerfe of death ! which God by curfe [ death ; Created evil ; for evil only good , Where all life dies , death lives , and nature breeds Perverse ...
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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