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... only made him frequently fubject to fevere pains in his head ; but likeAn Etat . 12 . wife occafion'd that weakness in his eyes , which terminated X The LIFE of.
wife occafion'd that weakness in his eyes , which terminated in a total privation of fight . From a domeftic education He was remov'd to St. Paul's School , to complete his acquaintance with the Claffics under the care of Dr. Gill : and ...
... before He had concluded his controversy with Salmafius and More ; when He had wholly loft the use of his eyes ; and was forc'd to employ in the office of an Amanuenfis any friend who accidentally paid him a vifit .
At once , as far as angels ken , he views 35 40 55 Referv'd him to more wrath : for now the thought Both of loft happiness , and lasting pain , Torments him . Round he throws his baleful eyes , That witness'd huge affliction and dismay ...
Thus Satan talking to his nearest mate , With head up - lift above the wave , and eyes That sparkling blaz'd ; his other parts besides Prone on the flood , extended long and large 195 Lay floating many a rood : in bulk as huge , As whom ...
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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