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Nor is it unworthy our observation , that though , perhaps , no One of our English
Poets hath excited so many admirers to imitate his Manner , yet I think never any
was known to aspire to emulation : even the late ingenious Mr. Philips , who , in ...
to inquire at St. Giles's Church ; where the Sexton shew'd him a small Monument ,
which he said was suppos'd to be Milton's ; but the inscription had never been
legible fince he was employ'd in that office , which he has possess'd about Forty ...
The bird nam'd from that Paradise You sing So never fags , but always keeps on
wing . Where could'ft Thou words of such a compass find ? Whence furnish such
a vast expense of mind ? Just Heav'n Thee , like Tiresias , to requite , Rewards ...
... 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 shades ! where peace 65 And rest can never dwell ! hope never comes ,
That comes ...
What tho ' the field be lost ? All is not lost ; th'unconquerable will , 106 And study
of revenge , immortal hate , And courage never to submit or yield ; ( And what is
else not to be overcome ? ) That glory never Tall His wrath or might Extort from ...
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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