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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 ...
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 ...
And having treasur'd up fuch immenfe ftores of science , perhaps the faculties of his foul grew more vigorous after He was depriv'd of his fight : and his Imagination ( naturally fublime , and inlarg'd by reading Romances , * of which ...
As one who in his journey bates at noon , Though bent on Speed : fo here th ' Arch - Angel paus'd , Betwixt the world deftroy'd , and world reftor'd ; If Adam ought perhaps might interpose : Then , with transition fweet , new speech ...
This neglect then of Rhyme fo little is to be taken for a defect ; ( though it may Seem So perhaps to vulgar readers ) that it rather is to be efteem'd an example fet , ( the firft in English , ) of antient liberty recover'd to Heroic ...
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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