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The Publisher of his Works in Profe ( on whofe veracity fome part of this narrative muft entirely depend ) dates his birth two years earlier than this : but contradicting himself afterwards in his own computation , I reduce it to the ...
But JOHN , the fubject of the prefent effay , was the favorite of his father's hopes ; who , to cultivate the great genius which early difplay'd itfelf , was at the expenfe of a domeftic Tutor : whofe care and capacity his Pupil hath ...
Many had a very just esteem of his admirable parts and learning , who detefted his principles ; by whofe interceffion his Pardon pafs'd the Seals : and I wish the laws of Civil History could have extended the benefit of that oblivion to ...
OF F Man's firft difobedience , and the fruit Of that forbidden tree , whofe mortal tafte Brought death into the world , and all our woe , With lofs of Eden , till one Greater Man Reftore us , and regain the blissful feat ...
... whofe combustible And fuel'd entrails thence conceiving fire , Sublim'd with mineral fury , aid the winds , And leave a finged bottom all involv'd With stench and smoke : fuch refting found the fole Of unblefs'd feet !
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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