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Three Poets in three distant Ages born , Greece , Italy and England did adorn ; The First in loftiness of Thought surpass'd : The Next in Majesty , in both the Last . The force of Nature could no farther go : To make a Third she joynd ...
It is not to be doubted but an interview of that nature , fo little expected , muft wonderfully affect him : and perhaps the impreffions it made on his imagination contributed much to the painting of that pathetic Scene in * PARADISE ...
Our purer effence then will overcome Their noxious vapor ; or enur'd , not feel ; Or chang'd at length , and to the place conform'd In temper , and in nature , will receive Familiar the fierce heat , and void of pain .
... death lives , and nature breeds Perverse , all monftrous , all prodigious things , 625 Abominable , inutterable ; and worfe Than Fables yet have feign'd , or fear conceiv'd , Gorgons , and Hydras , and Chimeras dire .
... Without dimenfion ; where length , breadth , and And time , and place are loft ; where eldest Night And Chaos , ancestors of Nature , hold Eternal anarchy , amidft the noise 895 Of endless wars , and by confusion stand : For ...
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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