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... which might rise , By policy , and long process of time , In emulation oppofite to heav'n . Which when Beelzebub perceiv'd ( than whom , 270 275 280 290 300 Satan except , none higher fat ) with grave Book 11. PARADISE LOST . 41.
660 These have their course to finish , round the earth , By morrow ev'ning ; and from land to land In order , though to nations yet unborn , Ministring light prepar'd , they fet , and rise : Left total darkness should by night regain ...
... thou fuch Created , or fuch place haft here to dwell , As may not oft invite , ( though spirits of heav'n , ) To vifit thee : lead on then where thy bow'r 375 O'erfhades ; for these mid - hours , till ev'ning rise , I have at will .
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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