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Yet as I read , foon growing less fevere , I lik'd His project , the success did fear ;
Through that wide field how he his way Mould find , O'er which lame faith leads
understanding blind ; Les He perplex'd the things He would explain , And what ...
What tho ' the field be lost ? All is not lost ; th'unconquerable will , 106 And study
of revenge , immortal hate , And courage never to submit or yield ; ( And what is
else not to be overcome ? ) That glory never Tall His wrath or might Extort from ...
Farewel happy fields , Where joy for ever dwells ! hail horrors ! hail 250 Infernal
world ! and thou profoundest hell Receive thy new possessor ! One , who brings
A mind not to be chang'd by place or time . The mind is its own place , and in it felf
... or who with Saturn old Fled over Adria to th ' Hesperian fields , 520 And o'er the
Celtick roam'd the utmost illes . All these and more came flocking , but with looks
Down - cast and damp ; yet fuch wherein appear'd Obscure some glimpse of ...
... with spade and pickax arm'd , Forerun the royal camp , to trench a field , Or cast
a Rampart : Mammon led them on , Mammon , the least erected spirit that fell
From heav'n : for ev'nin heav'n his looks and thoughts , Were always downward ...
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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