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Being too fadly convinc'd how much his health had suffer'd by nightftudies in his
younger years , He used to go early ( seldom later than Nine ) to rest ; and rose
commonly before Five in the morning . It is reported , ( and there is a passage in ...
... while night Invests the sea , and wished morn delays . ) So itretch'd out huge in
length the Arch - fiend lay , .. 200 ir Chain'd on the burning lake : nor ever thence
B 5 Book 1. PARADISE Lost . 9 Seeft thou yon dreary plain, forlorn and wild, ...
... Orders bright : Nor was his name unheard , or unador'd , In ancient Greece ;
and in Ausonian land Men call'd him Mulciber ; and how he fell 740 ' From heav'n
they fabled , thrown by angry yove Sheer o'er the chryftal battlements ; from morn
Thus with the year 40 Seasons return ; but not to me returns Day , or the sweet
approach of ev'n or morn , Or sight of vernal bloom , or summer's rose , Or flocks ,
or herds , or human face divine : But cloud instead , and ever - during dark 45 ...
... that some evil spirit had escaped the Deep , and past at noon by his sphere in
the shape of a good Angel down to Paradise , discovered afterwards by his
furious gestures in the mount : Gabriel promises to find him out e'er morning .
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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