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We come now to take a furvey of him in that point of view , in which He will be look'd on by all fucceeding ages with equaldelight , and admiration . An interval of above twenty years had elaps'd fince He wrote the Mask of * Comus ...
515 520 All these and more came flocking , but with looks Down - caft and damp ; yet fuch wherein appear'd Obfcure fome glimpse of joy , to have found their Chief Not in defpair , to have found themselves not loft 525 In lofs it felf ...
... new - ris'n Looks thro ' the horizontal mifty air , Shorn of his beams ; or from behind the moon , In dim eclipfe , disastrous twilight sheds On half the nations , and with fear of change Perplexes monarchs ; darken'd so , yet shone ...
... Forerun the royal camp , to trench a field , Or caft a Rampart : Mammon led them on , Mammon , the least erected spirit that fell From heav'n : for ev'n in heav'n his looks and thoughts , Were always downward bent ; admiring more ...
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