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By his wife Sarah Caston he had likewise one daughter , nam'd Anna ; and
another fon , Christopher , whom he traind to the practice of the Common Law ;
who in the Great Rebellion adher'd to the royal cause : and in the reign of King
James II ...
That majesty which through Thy Work doth reign , Draws the devout , deterring
the profane : And Things Divine Thou treat'st of in such state , As them preserves ,
and Thee inviolate . At once delight and horror on us feise , Thou sing'st with so ...
... And to the fierce contention brought along Innumerable force of spirits arm'd ,
That durft dinike his reign : and me preferring , His utmost pow'r with adverse pow
'r oppos'd , In dubious battel on the plains of heav'n , And Thook his throne .
Is this the region , this the soil , the clime , ( Said then the lost Arch - Angel ) this
the seat , That we must change for heav'n ? this mournfulgloom For that coelestial
light be it so ! since He 245 Who now is Sov'reign can dispose , and bid What ...
In courts and palaces he also reigns , And in luxurious cities , where the noise Of
riot ascends above their loftieft tow'rs , And injury and outrage : and when night
500 Darkens the streets , then wander forth the sons Of Belial , flown with ...
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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