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That majesty which through Thy Work doth reign , Draws the devout , deterring the profane : And Things Divine Thou treat'ft of in such ftate , As them preferves , and Thee inviolate . At once delight and horror on us feife ...
I too transported by the mode commend ; And while mean to praise Thee , must offend . Thy verfe created like Thy Theme fublime , In number , weight , and measure , needs not rhyme . ANDREW MARVELL . ? C THE J VERS E. THE measure is ...
Or if Sion hill Delight thee more , and Siloa's brook that flow'd Faft by the oracle of God ; I thence Invoke thy aid to my advent'rous fong : That with no middle flight intends to foar Above th ' Aonian mount , while it pursues Things ...
That dar'ft , though grim and terrible , advance Thy mif - created front athwart my way To yonder gates ? through them I mean to pass , That be affur'd , without leave afk'd of thee . 685 Retire , or tafte thy folly , and learn by proof ...
And reckon'ft thou thy felf with spirits of heav'n , Hell - doom'd ! and breath'st defiance here and scorn , Where I reign King , and to enrage thee more , Thy King , and Lord ? Back to thy punishment , False fugitive ! and to thy speed ...
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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