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And now perhaps it may pafs for fiction , what with great veracity I affirm to be fact , that MILTON , after having with much dif ficulty prevail'd to have this Divine Poem liVide EDGAR , cens'd for the Prefs , cou'd fell the Copy for ...
... when it was wholly abstracted from material objects , was more at liberty to make such amazing excurfions into the Ideal world , when in compofing his Divine Work He was tempted to range Beyond the visible diurnal sphere .
That majesty which through Thy Work doth reign , Draws the devout , deterring the profane : And Things Divine Thou treat'ft of in such ftate , As them preferves , and Thee inviolate . At once delight and horror on us feife ...
... Than ought divine or holy elfe , enjoy'd In vifion beatific : by him first Men alfo , and by his suggestion taught , Ranfack'd the centre , and with impious hands Rifled the bowels of their mother earth For treasures better hid .
Or if our substance be indeed divine , And cannot ceafe to be , we are at worst On this fide nothing : and by proof we feel Our power fufficient to disturb His heav'n , And with perpetual inrodes to alarm , Though inacceffible ...
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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