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... and fome , not without probability , say the Play open'd with that Speech in the
fourth Book of PARADISE Lost , ver 32 , which is address'd * Par . Loft . B. 9. V. 26
. by Satan to the Sun. Were it material , I Mr. John MILTON . xix.
by Satan to the Sun. Were it material , I believe I cou'd produce other passages
which more plainly appear to have been originally intended for the scene . But
whatever truth there may be in this report , ' tis certain that He did not begin to
... the sun new - ris'n Looks thro ' the horizontal misty air , 595 Shorn of his beams
; or from behind the moon , In dim eclipse , disastrous twilight Theds On half the
nations , and with fear of change Perplexes monarchs ; darken'd so , yet thong ...
... Soldan's Chair Defi'd the best of Panim chivalry 765 To mortal combat , or
carriere with lance ) Thick swarm'd , both on the ground , and in the air , Brush'd
with the hiss of rusing wings . As bees In spring time , when the sun with Taurus
Before the sun , Before the heav'ns thou wert , and at the voice Of God , as with a
mantle didft invest The rising world of waters dark and deep , Won from the void
and formless Infinite . Thee I re - visit now with bolder wing , Escap'd the Stygian ...
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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