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In his youth he is faid to have been extremely handfome : the color of his hair was a light - brown ; the fymmetry of his features exact ; enliven'd with an agreeable air , and a beautiful mixture of fair and ruddy : which occafion'd ...
... by fair idolatreffes , fell 445 To idols foul . Thammuz came next behind , Whose annual wound in Lebanon allur'd The Syrian damfels , to lament his fate In am'rous ditties all a fummer's day ; 440 450 While fmooth Adonis from his ...
Him follow'd Rimmon , whofe delightful feat Was fair Damafcus , on the fertil banks Of Abbana , and Pharpbar , lucid streams ! He also against the house of God was bold : A leper once he loft , and gain'd a King , Abaz , his fottish ...
... in some mild Zone Dwell not unvifited of heav'n's fair light , Secure , and at the bright'ning orient beam Purge off this gloom : the foft delicious air , To heal the fcar of these corrofive fires , Shall breathe her balm .
Before the gates there fat On either fide a formidable shape ; The one feem'd woman to the waift , and fair ; 659 But ended foul in many a fcaly fold , Voluminous and vaft ! a ferpent arm'd ...
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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