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But , neither the infirmities of age and conftitution , nor the viciffitudes of fortune , cou'd depress the vigor of his mind ; or divert it from executing a defign ' He had * long conceiv'd of writing an Heroic Poem . The Fall of Man ...
63. gether with SAMSON AGONISTES ( a Tragedy not unworthy the Grecian Stage when Athens was in her glory ) He publish'd PARADISE REGAIN'D . But , Oh ! what a falling - off was there ! Of which I will fay no more , than that there is ...
Then touches the prime cause of his fall , the Serpent , or rather Satan in the ferpent ; who revolting from God , and drawing to his fide many legions of Angels , was by the command of God driven out of heaven with all his crew into ...
... Satan with his Angels lying on the burning lake , thunder - ftruck and aftonish'd , after a certain space recovers , as from confufion , calls up him who next in order and dignity lay by him : they confer of their miferable fall .
Say firft , ( for heav'n hides nothing from thy view , Nor the deep tract of hell ) fay firft what cause Mov'd our grand Parents , in that happy state Favour'd of heav'n fo highly , to fall off From B 2 Book 1. PARADISE LOST . 3 OF ...
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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