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In this melan , cholic condition he was easily prevaild with to think of taking
another wife ; who was Catharine the daughter of Captain Woodcock of Hackney
: and she too , in less than a year after their marriage , dy'd in the fame unfor .
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 ...
This first book proposes , first in brief , the whole subject , man's disobedience ,
and the less thereupon of Paradise wherein he was placed . Then touches the
prime cause of his fall , the serpent , or rather Satan in the serpent ; who revolting
... ( whom I now Of force believe Almighty , since no less Than such could have o'
erpower'd such force as ours ) Have left us this our spirit and strength entire , 146
Strongly to suffer and support our pains ; That we may so suffice His vengeful ire
The mind is its own place , and in it felf Can make a heav'n of hell , a hell of heav'
n . 255 What matter where , if I be still the same , And what I should be , all but
less than He Whom thunder hath made greater ? Here at least We shall be free ;
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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