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... and furious as it was , does not appear to have been infpirited by felf - interefted views ? : For it is affirm'd , that though He liv'd Mr. JOHN MILTON . XV.
The mind is its own place , and in it felf Can make a heav'n of hell , a hell of heav'n . What matter where , if I be ftill the fame , And what I should be , all but lefs than He Whom thunder hath made greater ?
Belial came laft , than whom a spirit more lewd 490 Fell not from heaven , or more grofs to love Vice for it felf : to him no temple stood , Or altar fmok'd ; yet who more oft than he In temples , and at altars , when the priest Turns ...
... to have found their Chief Not in defpair , to have found themselves not loft 525 In lofs it felf ; which on his count'nance caft Like doubtful hue : but he his wonted pride Soon recollecting , with high words , that bore Semblance ...
And reckon'ft thou thy felf with spirits of heav'n , Hell - doom'd ! and breath'st defiance here and scorn , Where I reign King , and to enrage thee more , Thy King , and Lord ? Back to thy punishment , False fugitive ! and to thy speed ...
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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