Results 1-5 of 27
And now perhaps it may pass for fiction , what with great veracity I affirm to be fact
, that MILTON , after having with much dif . ficulty prevail'd to have this Divine
Poem liVide EDGAR . two cens'd for the Press , cou'd sell the Copy Mr. John
... in his youth , ) when it was wholly abftracted from material objects , was more at
liberty to make such amazing excurfions into the Ideal world , when in composing
his Divine Work He was tempted to range s Beyond the visible diurnal sphere .
That majesty which through Thy Work doth reign , Draws the devout , deterring
the profane : And Things Divine Thou treat'st of in such state , As them preserves ,
and Thee inviolate . At once delight and horror on us feise , Thou sing'st with so ...
... trodden gold , Than ought divine or holy else , enjoy'd In vision beatific : by him
first Men also , and by his suggestion taught , Ransack'd the centre , and with
impious hands Rifled the bowels of their mother earth For treasures better hid .
Or if our substance be indeed divine , And cannot cease to be , we are at worst
On this side nothing : and by proof we feel Our power sufficient to disturb His
heav'n , And with perpetual inrodes to alarm , Though inaccessible , His fatal
What people are saying - Write a review
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