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An interval of above twenty years had elaps'd fince He wrote the Mask of * Comus , L'Al* 26 . legro , Il Penferofo , and + Lycidas ; all in fuch an exquifite ftrain ! that though He had left no other monuments of his Genius behind him ...
to inquire at St. Giles's Church ; where the Sexton fhew'd him a fmall Monument , which he faid was fuppos'd to be MILTON's ; but the infcription had never been legible fince he was employ'd in that office , which he has poffefs'd about ...
... or true ornament of Poem or good verfe ; in longer works efpecially : but the invention of a barbarous age , to fet - off wretched matter and lame metre : grac'd indeed fince by the use of fome famous modern Poets carried away by ...
That were an ignominy and shame beneath This downfal ! fince ( by fate ) the strength of Gods , And this empyreal substance cannot fail ; Since through experience of this great event , ( In arms not worse , in forefight much advanc'd ...
... fince no less Than fuch could have o'erpower'd fuch force as ours ) Have left us this our spirit and strength entire , 146 Strongly to fuffer and fupport our pains ; That we may fo fuffice His vengeful ire , Or do Him mightier ...
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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