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... to transform Oft to the image of a brute , adorn'd With gay religions full of pomp and gold , And Devils to adore for Deities : 370 Then were they known to men by various names , And various idols thro ' the heathen world .
Nor did Ifrael ' scape Th'infection , when their borrow'd gold compos'd The calf in Oreb ; and the rebel King Doubled that fin in Bethel , and in Dan , Lik'ning his Maker to the grazed ox , Jehovah ! Who in one night when he pass'd From ...
... trodden gold , Than ought divine or holy elfe , enjoy'd In vifion beatific : by him first Men alfo , and by his suggestion taught , Ranfack'd the centre , and with impious hands Rifled the bowels of their mother earth For treasures ...
And dig'd out ribs of gold . ( Let none admire That riches grow in hell ; that foil may best Deserve the precious bane . ) And here let those Who boaft in mortal things , and wond'ring tell Of Babel , and the works of Memphian Kings ...
HIGH IGH on a throne of royal state , which far Out hone the wealth of Ormus , and of Ind ; Or where the gorgeous east with richest hand Show'rs on her Kings Barbaric pearl , and gold , Satan exalted fat , by merit rais'd To that bad ...
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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