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So unreasonably may personal prejudice . affect the moft excellent performances
! About years after , toAn . Ętat . 63. gether with Samson AGONISTES ( a Tragedy
not unworthy the Grecian Stage when Athens was in her glory ) He publish'd ...
... with all his hoft Of rebel Angels : by whose aid aspiring To set himself in glory
above his Peers , He trusted to have equall'd the Most High , 40 If He oppos'd :
and with ambitious aim , Against the throne , and monarchy of God , Rais'd
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 ...
... destruction laid thus low , As far as Gods , and heav'nly essences , Can perish :
for the mind and spirit remains Invincible , and vigor soon returns , 140 Though
all our glory extinct , and happy state , Here swallow'd up in endless misery !
... till wand'ring o'er the earth , Thro ' God's high sufferance for the tryal of man , By
falsities and lies the greatest part Of mankind they corrupted , to forsake God their
Creator , and th'invisible Glory of Him that made them , to transform 370 Oft to ...
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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