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THE works of inferior Geniuses have their infancy , and often receive additions of ftrength and beauty , in the several Impreffions they undergo whilst their authors live : but the following Poem came into the world , like the Persons ...
Shall we then live thus vile , the race of heav'n Thus trampled , thus expell'd , to suffer here 195 Chains and these torments ? Better these than worse , By my advice ; fince fate inevitable Subdues us , and omnipotent decree ...
Let us not then pursue By force impoffible , by leave obtain'd Unacceptable , though in heav'n , our state Of splendid vassalage : but rather seek Our own good from ourselves , and from our own Live to ourselves ; though in this vaft ...
... 315 And know not that the King of heav'n hath doom'd This place our dungeon ; not our fafe retreat Beyond his potent arm , to live exempt From heav'n's high jurifdiction , in new league Banded against His throne : but to remain In ...
Devil with Devil damn'd Firm concord holds , men only disagree Of creatures rational , though under hope Of heav'nly grace : and , God proclaiming peace , Yet live in hatred , enmity and strife Among themselves , and levy cruel wars ...
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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