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Yet as I read , foon growing lefs fevere , I lik'd His project , the fuccefs did fear ; Through that wide field how he his way should find , O'er which lame faith leads understanding blind ; Left He perplex'd the things He would explain ...
What matter where , if I be ftill the fame , And what I should be , all but lefs than He Whom thunder hath made greater ? Here at leaft We shall be free ; th ' Almighty hath not built Here for His envy ; will not ...
... yet observ'd Their dread commander : he , above the reft In fhape and gesture proudly eminent , Stood like a tow'r : his form had yet not loft All her original brightness , nor appear'd Lefs than Arch - Angel ruin'd , and th ...
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 ...
... the signal giv'n : Behold a wonder ! they but now who seem'd In Bigness to surpass Earth's Giant fons , Now lefs than smallest dwarfs , in narrow room Throng numberlefs , like that Pygmean race Beyond the Indian 28 PARADISE LOST .
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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