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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 ...
... fights of woe , Regions of sorrow ! doleful shades ! where peace 65 And rest
can never dwell ! hope never comes , That comes to all : but torture without end
Still urges , and a fiery deluge , fed With ever - burning fulphur unconsum'd !
... There reft , if any rest can harbour there : 185 And re - assembling our afflicted
pow'rs , Consult how we may henceforth most offend Our enemy ; our own loss
how repair ; How overcome this dire calamity ; What reinforcement we may gain ...
These were the prime , in order and in might ; The rest were long to tell , tho ' far
renown'd , Th ' Ionian Gods , of Javan's issue , held Gods , yet confess'd later than
heav'n and earth , 505 Their boasted parents . Titan , ( heav'n's first - Book 1.
Thus far these beyond Compare of mortal prowess , yet observ'd Their dread
commander : he , above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent , 590
Stood like a tow'r : his form had yet not lost All her original brightness , nor appear
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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
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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