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Nor is it unworthy our observation , that though , perhaps , no One of our English Poets hath excited so many admirers to imitate his Manner , yet I think never any was known to aspire to emulation : even the late ingenious Mr. Philips ...
to inquire at St. Giles's Church ; where the Sexton fhew'd him a fmall Monument , which he faid was fuppos'd to be MILTON's ; but the infcription had never been legible fince he was employ'd in that office , which he has poffefs'd about ...
The bird nam'd from that Paradise You fing So never flags , but always keeps on wing . Where could'ft Thou words of fuch a compass find ? Whence furnish such a vast expense of mind ? Juft Heav'n Thee , like Tirefias , to requite ...
... Regions of forrow ! doleful fhades ! where peace 65 And reft can never dwell ! hope never comes , That comes to all : but torture without end Still urges , and a fiery deluge , fed With ever - burning fulphur unconfum'd !
All is not loft ; th ' unconquerable will , And study of revenge , immortal hate , And courage never to submit or yield ; ( And what is elfe not to be overcome ? ) That glory never shall His wrath or might Extort from me ...
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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
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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