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And thus having attended him to the Sixty Sixth year of his age , as closely as
such im . perfect lights as men of Letters , and retirement , usually leave to guide
our inquiry wou'd allow ; it now only remains to be recorded , that in the Year An ...
In his youth he is said to have been extremely handsome : the color of his hair
was a light - brown ; the symmetry of his features exact ; enliven'd with an
agreeable air , and a beautiful mixture of fair and ruddy : which occasion'd the
Marquifs of ...
The dismal situation waste and wild : 60 A dungeon horrible , on all sides round ,
As one great furnace , Aam'd : yet from thofe Aames No light , but rather darkness
visible , Sery'd only to discover fights of woe , Regions of sorrow ! doleful ...
Seeft thou yon dreary plain , forlorn and wild , 180 The seat of desolation , void of
light , Save what the glimmering of these livid Aames Casts pale and dreadful ?
thither let us tend From off the tossing of these fiery waves ; There reft , if any rest
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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