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... were Licensed July 2 , 1670 , but not printed before the year enfuing . near London ; from whence his body was convey'd to xxii . The LIFE of .
near London ; from whence his body was convey'd to St. Giles's Church by Cripplegate , where it lyes interr'd in the Chancel ; but neither has , nor wants , a Monument to perpetuate his memory . In his youth he is faid to have been ...
... With plume fo ftrong , fo equal , and fo foft ! The bird nam'd from that Paradise You fing So never flags , but always keeps on wing . Where could'ft Thou words of fuch a compass find ? Whence furnish such a vast expense of mind ?
O how unlike the place from whence they fell ! 75 There the companions of his fall , o'erwhelm'd With floods and whirlwinds of tempeftuous fire , He foon difcerns : and welt'ring by his fide One next himself in power , and next in crime ...
Our fupreme foe , in time , may much remit His anger : and perhaps thus far remov'd , Not mind us not offending , fatisfy'd With what is punish'd : whence these raging fires Will flacken , if his breath ftir not their flames .
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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