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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
Then touches the prime cause of his fall , the serpent , or rather Satan in the
serpent ; who revolting from God , and drawing to his fide many legions of Angels
, was by the command of God driven out of heaven with all his crew into the great
place of utter darkness , fitliest calld Chaos : Here Satan with his Angels lying on
the burning lake , thunder - struck and astonish'd , after a certain space recovers ,
as from confufion , calls “ up him who next in order and dignity lay by him ; they ...
... Satan ) with bold words Breaking the horrid filence thus began . If thou beest
He-- But O how fall'n ! how chang'd From him , who in the happy realms of light
85 Cloath'd with transcendent brightness , didst out - fhine Myriads tho ' bright !
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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