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I too transported by the mode commend ; And while mean to praise Thee , must offend . Thy verfe created like Thy Theme fublime , In number , weight , and measure , needs not rhyme . ANDREW MARVELL . ? C THE J VERS E. THE measure is ...
If then His Providence Out of our evil feek to bring forth good , Our labor must be to pervert that end , And out of good still to find means of evil : Which oft - times may fucceed , so as perhaps Shall grieve Him , ( if I fail not ...
Is this the region , this the foil , the clime , ( Said then the lost Arch - Angel ) this the seat , That we must change for heav'n ? this mournful gloom For that cœleftial light ? be it fo ! fince He 245 Who now is Sov'reign can ...
... or elsewhere : For this infernal pit shall never hold Celestial fpirits in bondage , nor th ' Abyss Long under darkness cover . ----- But thefe thoughts Full 655 1 Full counsel must mature : Peace is defpair'd , 24 PARADISE LOST .
1 Full counsel must mature : Peace is defpair'd , 660 For who can think fubmiffion ? War then , war Open or understood must be refolv'd . He fpake : and to confirm his words out - flew Millions of flaming swords , drawn from the thighs ...
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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