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... when his Mafters thought it proper to new - model their army . However , the keennefs of his Pen had fo effectually recommended him to Cromwell's esteem , that when he took the reins of government into his own hand , he ...
Or , if a work so infinite He spann'd , Jealous I was that some less skilful hand ( Such as difquiet always what is well , And by ill imitating would excell ) 2 Might hence prefume , the whole creation's day To change.
220 Forthwith upright he rears from off the pool His mighty ftature ; on each hand the flames Driv'n backward flope their pointing fpires , and rowl'd In billows , leave i ' th ' midst a horrid vale . Then with expanded wings he steers ...
Next came one Who mourn'd in earnest , when the captive Ark Maim'd his brute image , head and hands lop'd off In his own temple , on the grunfel edge , 460 Where he fell flat , and sham'd his worshippers ; Dagon his Name ; Sea - Monster ...
... 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 better hid .
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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