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Thou haft not mifs'd one thought that could be fit ; And all that was improper dost omit : So that no room is here for writers left , But to detect their ignorance , or theft . That majesty which through Thy Work doth reign , Draws the ...
And chiefly thou , O Spirit ! that dost prefer Before all temples th ' upright heart and pure , Inftruct me , for thou know'st : thou from the first Waft prefent , and with mighty wings out - fpread , 20 Dove - like fat'st brooding on ...
If thou beeft He-- But O how fall'n ! how chang'd From him , who in the happy realms of light 85 Cloath'd with transcendent brightness , didft out - fhine Myriads tho ' bright ! If He , whom mutual league , United thoughts and counsels ...
Into what pit thou seeft , From what height fall'n ; fo much the stronger prov'd He with his thunder ! and till then who knew 95 The force of thofe dire arms ? Yet not for thofe , Nor what the potent victor in his rage Can elfe inflict ...
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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