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... and furious as it was , does not appear to have been inspirited by self -
interested views ? For it is affirm'd , that though He liv'd always Mr. John Milton .
... and durft abide 385 Jebovab thund'ring out of Sion , thron'd Between the
Cherubim ; yea , often plac'd Within His fanctu'ry it self their shrines ,
Abominations ! and with cursed things His holy rites and folemn feasts profan'd ,
390 And Book 1.
630 For who can yet believe , tho ' after loss , That all these puissant legions ,
whose exile Hath emptied heav'n , shall fail to re - ascend , Self - rais'd , and re -
possess their native seat ? For me be witness all the host of heav'n , If counsels ...
695 And reckon'st thou thy self with spirits of heav'n , Hell - doom'd ! and breath'st
defiance here and fcorn , Where I reign King , and to enrage thee more , Thy King
, and Lord ? Back to thy punishment , False fugitive ! and to thy speed add ...
... I pleas'd , and with attractive graces won The most averse , thee chiefly , who
full oft ( Thy self in me thy perfect image viewing ) Becam'ft inamor'd , and such
joy thou took'it 765 With me in fecret , that my womb conceiv'd A growing burthen
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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