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Three Poets in three distant Ages born , Greece , Italy and England did adorn ; The First in loftiness of Thought surpass'd : The Next in Majesty , in both the Last . The force of Nature could no farther go : To make a Third she joynd ...
Into what pit thou seeft , From what height fall'n ; fo much the stronger prov'd He with his thunder ! and till then who knew 95 The force of thofe dire arms ? Yet not for thofe , Nor what the potent victor in his rage Can elfe inflict ...
We may , with more fuccessful hope , refolve To wage by force or guile eternal war , Irreconcileable to our grand foe : Who now triumphs , and in th ' excess of joy Sole reigning , holds the tyranny of heav'n .
... 210 That felt unusual weight : till on dry land He lights , if it were land that ever burn'd With folid , as the lake with liquid fire : And fuch appeard in hue , as when the force Of fubterranean wind transports a hill Torn from ...
... Whom reafon hath equall'd , force hath made fupreme Above his equals . Farewel happy fields , Where joy for ever dwells ! hail horrors ! hail Infernal world ! and thou profoundest hell Receive thy new poffeffor !
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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