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Yet as I read , foon growing lefs fevere , I lik'd His project , the fuccefs did fear ; Through that wide field how he his way should find , O'er which lame faith leads understanding blind ; Left He perplex'd the things He would explain ...
What tho ' the field be loft ? All is not loft ; th ' unconquerable will , And study of revenge , immortal hate , And courage never to submit or yield ; ( And what is elfe not to be overcome ? ) That glory never shall His wrath or might ...
Farewel happy fields , Where joy for ever dwells ! hail horrors ! hail Infernal world ! and thou profoundest hell Receive thy new poffeffor ! One , who brings A mind not to be chang'd by place or time .
... Their highest heav'n ; or on the Delphian cliff , Or in Dodona , and thro ' all the bounds Of Doric land ; or who with Saturn old Fled over Adria to th ' Hefperian fields , And o'er the Celtick roam'd the utmost ifles .
... Forerun the royal camp , to trench a field , Or caft a Rampart : Mammon led them on , Mammon , the least erected spirit that fell From heav'n : for ev'n in heav'n his looks and thoughts , Were always downward bent ; admiring more ...
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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