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In this melancholic condition he was eafily prevail'd with to think of taking another wife ; who was Catharine the daughter of Captain Woodcock of Hackney : and the too , in less than a year after their marriage , dy'd in the fame unfor ...
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.
... fince no less Than fuch could have o'erpower'd fuch force as ours ) Have left us this our spirit and strength entire , 146 Strongly to fuffer and fupport our pains ; That we may fo fuffice His vengeful ire , Or do Him mightier ...
... fceptred King , Stood up , the strongest and the fiercest spirit That fought in heav'n , now fiercer by defpair : 45 His truft was with th ' Eternal to be deem'd Equal in ftrength ; and rather than be less , Car'd not to be at all ...
He ended frowning , and his look denounc'd Desperate revenge , and battel dangercus To less than Gods . On th ' other fide uprofe Belial , in act more graceful and humane : A fairer perfon lost not heav'n ; he feem'd For dignity ...
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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