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... fruit Of PARADISE LOST . Book 1 .
OF F Man's firft difobedience , and the fruit Of that forbidden tree , whofe mortal tafte Brought death into the world , and all our woe , With lofs of Eden , till one Greater Man Reftore us , and regain the blissful feat ...
On earth He first beheld Our two first parents ( yet the only two Of mankind ) in the happy garden plac'd , Reaping immortal fruits of joy and love ; Uninterrupted joy , unrival'd love , In blissful folitude .
Or happiness in this or th ' other life : All who have their reward on earth , the fruits Of painful superstition , and blind zeal , Nought seeking but the praise of men , here find Fit retribution , empty as their deeds : All th ...
And higher than that wall a circling row Of goodliest trees , loaden with fairest fruit , Bloffoms , and fruits at once of golden hue , Appear'd , with gay enamel'd colors mix'd : 130 135 140 145 160 On which the fun more glad imprefs'd ...
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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