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And thus having attended him to the Sixty Sixth year of his age , as closely as such imperfect lights as men of Letters , and retirement , ufually leave to guide our inquiry wou'd allow ; it now only remains to be recorded , that in the ...
In his youth he is faid to have been extremely handfome : the color of his hair was a light - brown ; the fymmetry of his features exact ; enliven'd with an agreeable air , and a beautiful mixture of fair and ruddy : which occafion'd ...
The difmal fituation waste and wild : A dungeon horrible , on all fides round , As one great furnace , flam'd : yet from thofe flames No light , but rather darkness visible , 65 Serv'd only to difcover fights of woe , Regions of forrow ...
Seeft thou yon dreary plain , forlorn and wild , 180 The feat of defolation , void of light , Save what the glimmering of these livid flames Cafts pale and dreadful ? thither let us tend From off the toffing of these fiery waves ; There ...
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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