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Yet , under all these discouragements , and various interruptions , in the * Year
1669 He An . Ętat . 61. publish'd his PARADISE Lost ; the noblest Poem , next to
those of Homer and Virgil , that ever the wit of man produc'd in any age or nation .
63. gether with Samson AGONISTES ( a Tragedy not unworthy the Grecian Stage
when Athens was in her glory ) He publish'd PARADISE REGAIN'D . But , Oh !
what a falling - off was there ! Of which I will say no more , than that there is ...
Cedite Romani Scriptores , cedite Graii , Et quos Fama recens , vel celebravit
anus : Hęc quicunque leget , tantłm ceciniffe putabit Męonidem Ranas ,
Virgilium Culises . SAM . BARROW . M.D. ON PARADISE LOST . W - . HEN I
ON PARADISE LOST . W - . HEN I beheld the Poet blind , yet bold , In Nender
book His vast design unfold : Meffiab crown'd , God's reconcil'd , decree ,
Rebelling Angels , the Forbidden Tree , Heav'n , Hell , Earth , Chaos , All ! the
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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
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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