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Three Poets in three distant Ages born , Greece , Italy and England diš adorn ;
The First īn loftiness of Thought surpassd : The Next in Majesty , in both the Last ;
The force of Nature could no further go : To make : Third she joynd the former
It is not to be doubted but an interview of that nature , so little expected , must
wonderfully affect him : and perhaps the impressions it made on his ima . gination
contributed much to the painting of that pathetic Scene in * PARADISE Lost , in ...
Our purer effence then will overcome 215 Their noxious vapor ; or enur'd , not
feel ; Or chang'd at length , and to the place conforma In temper , and in nature ,
will receive Familiar the fierce heat , and void of pain . This horror will grow mild ...
... and nature breeds Perverse , all monstrous , all prodigious things , 625
Abominable , inutterable ; and worse Than Fables yet have feign'd , or fear
conceivid , Gorgons , and Hydras , and Chimeras dire . Mean while the adversary
of God and ...
... and And time , and place are lost ; where eldest Night And Chaos , ancestors of
Nature , hold Eternal anarchy , amidst the noise Of endless wars , and by
confufion stand : For , hot , cold , moist , and dry , four champions fierce , Strive
here for ...
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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