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Yet as I read , foon growing lefs fevere , I lik'd His project , the fuccefs did fear ; Through that wide field how he his way should find , O'er which lame faith leads understanding blind ; Left He perplex'd the things He would explain ...
... and disturb His inmoft counfels from their destin'd aim . But fee ! the angry victor hath recall'd His minifters of vengeance and purfuit , Back to the gates of heav'n : the fulph'rous hail Shot after us in storm , o'er ...
As when the potent Rod Of Amram's fon , in Egypt's evil day , 335 Wav'd round the coaft , up call'd a pitchy cloud 340 Of locufts , warping on the eastern wind , That o'er the realm of impious Pharaoh hung Like night , and darken'd all ...
Nor had they yet among the fons of Eve Got them new names ; ' till wand'ring o'er the earth , Thro ' God's high sufferance for the tryal of man , By falfities and lies the greatest part Of mankind they corrupted , to forfake God their ...
... Their highest heav'n ; or on the Delphian cliff , Or in Dodona , and thro ' all the bounds Of Doric land ; or who with Saturn old Fled over Adria to th ' Hefperian fields , And o'er the Celtick roam'd the utmost ifles .
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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