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... of sight . Well might'ft thou scorn thy readers to allure With tinkling rhyme , of
Thy own sense secure ; While the Town - Bays writes all the while and spells ,
And , like a pack - horse , tires without his bells . Their fancies like our bushy -
... thou art , thus double - form'd ; and why , In this infernal vale first met , thou call'
st Me father , and that phanta'm call'st my fon : I know thee not , nor ever saw till
now Sight more detestable than him , and thee . 745 T ' whom thus the portress ...
Thus with the year 40 Seasons return ; but not to me returns Day , or the sweet
approach of ev'n or morn , Or sight of vernal bloom , or summer's rose , Or flocks ,
or herds , or human face divine : But cloud instead , and ever - during dark 45 ...
The garden defcribed ; Satan's first sight of Adam and Eve ; his wonder at their
excellent form and happy fate , but with resolution to work their fall ; overhears
their difcourse ; thence gathers that the Tree of Knowledge was forbidden
Sight hateful , fight tormenting ! thus these two , Imparadis'd in one another's arms
, ( The happier Eden ! ) shall enjoy their fill Of bliss on blifs : while I to hell am
thrust , Where neither joy , nor love , but fierce desire , 506 ( Among our other ...
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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