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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 ...
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 ...
And having treasur'd up such immense stores of science , perhaps the faculties of
his soul grew more vigorous after He was depriy'd of his fight : and his
Imagination ( naturally sublime , and inlarg'd by reading Romances , * of which
He was ...
As one who in his journey bates at noon , Though bent en speed : so here tl'Arcb
- Angel pausid , Betwixt the world destroy'd , and world restor'd ; If Adam ought
perhaps might interpose : Then , with transition sweet , new speech resumes .
This neglect then of Rhyme so little is to be taken for a defect ; ( though it may
seem so perhaps to vulgar readers ) that it rather is to be efteem'd an example fet
, ( the first in English , ) of antient liberty recover'd to Heroic Poem , from the ...
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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