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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 ? Juft Heav'n Thee , like Tirefias , to requite ...
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 ...
... that from the precipice Of heav'n receiv'd us falling : and the thunder , Wing'd with red lightning and impetuous rage , 175 Perhaps hath spent his fhafts , and ceases now To bellow through the vast and boundless Deep .
Then with expanded wings he steers his flight 225 Aloft , incumbent on the dusky air , 210 That felt unusual weight : till on dry land He lights , if it were land that ever burn'd With folid , as the lake with liquid fire : And fuch ...
330 They heard , and were abash'd , and up they sprung Upon the wing ; as when men wont to watch On duty , fleeping found by whom they dread , Rouze and beftir themselves ere well awake . Nor did they not perceive the evil plight In ...
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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