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MY LORD , T was Your LORDSHIP's opinion and encouragement that occafion'd the first appearing of this Poem in the Folio Edition , which from thence has been fo well receiv'd , that notwithstanding the price of it was four times greater ...
... For fome time He had an apartment - for his family in White - ball ; but his health requiring a freer acceffion of air , He was oblig'd to remove from thence to lodgings which open'd into St. James's Park .
To find out the truth of this prophecy , and what to determine thereon , he refers to a full council . What his affociates thence attempt . Pandemonium , the palace of Satan , rifes , fuddenly built out of the deep : the infernal peers ...
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 ...
... whirlwinds of tempeftuous fire , He foon difcerns : and welt'ring by his fide One next himself in power , and next in crime , Long after known in Palatine , and nam'd Beelzebub : To whom th ' arch - enemy , ( And thence in heav'n ...
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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