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We come now to take a survey of him in that point of view , in which He will be
look'd on by all succeeding ages with equal delight , and admiration . An interval
of a . bove twenty years had elaps'd since He wrote the Mask of * Comus , L'Al*
All these and more came flocking , but with looks Down - cast and damp ; yet fuch
wherein appear'd Obscure some glimpse of joy , to have found their Chief Not in
despair , to have found themselves not loft 525 In loss it felf ; which on his ...
... ris'n Looks thro ' the horizontal misty air , 595 Shorn of his beams ; or from
behind the moon , In dim eclipse , disastrous twilight Theds On half the nations ,
and with fear of change Perplexes monarchs ; darken'd so , yet thong Above
them all ...
... 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 ...
105 He ended frowning , and his look denounc'd Desperate revenge , and battel
dangerous To less than Gods . On th ' other side uprose Belial , in act more
graceful and humane : A fairer person lost not heav'n ; he seem'd For dignity ...
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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