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The latter half of the verfe was taken from this in the first Edition . To whom thus Adam gratefully reply'd . Book XII . ver . 1 . As one who in his journey bates at noon , Though bent on Speed : fo here th ' Arch - Angel paus'd ...
... In dim eclipfe , disastrous twilight sheds On half the nations , and with fear of change Perplexes monarchs ; darken'd so , yet shone 4 575 580 585 590 595 0 Above them all th ' Arch - Angel : 22 PARADISE LOST . Book 1 .
He now prepar'd 615 To speak , whereat their doubled ranks they bend From wing to wing , and half inclose him round With all his Peers : attention held them mute : Thrice he affay'd , and thrice in spight of scorn , Tears fuch as Angels ...
Our better part remains 645 To work in close design , by fraud or guile , What force effected not : that He no lefs At length from us may find , who overcomes By force , hath overcome but half his foe . 635 Space may produce new worlds ...
... many miles aloft : that fury stay'd , Quench'd in a boggy Syrtis , neither fea , Nor good dry land , nigh founder'd on he fares , 940 Treading the crude confiftence , half on foot , Half flying ; behooves him now both oar and fail .
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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