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MY LORD , T was Your LORDSHIP's opinion andencouragement that occafion'd
the first appearing of this poem in the Folio Edition , which from thence has been
so well receiv'd , that notwithstanding the price of it was four times greater than ...
both under the Usurper , and his Son ; the other , ' till King Charles II . was restor'd
, For some time He had an apartment -for his family in White - ball ; but his health
requiring a freer accession of air , He was oblig'd to remove from thence to ...
To find out the truth of this prophecy , and ' What to determine thereon , he refers
to a full council . What his associates thence attempt . Pandæmonium , the palace
of Satan , rises , suddenly built out of the deep : the infernal peers there sit in ...
Or if Sion hill Delight thee more , and Siloa's brook that fow'd Fast by the oracle of
God ; I thence Invoke thy aid to my advent'rous song : That with no middle flight
intends to soar Above th ' Aonian mount , while it pursues 15 Things ...
... With floods and whirlwinds of tempestuous fire , He soon discerns : and welt'
ring by his side One next himself in power , and next in crime , Long after known
in Palastine , and nam'd 80 Beelzebub : To whom th ' arch - enemy , ( And thence
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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