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Thou hast not miss'd one thought that could be fit ; And all that was improper doft
omit : So that no room is here for writers ... That majesty which through Thy Work
doth reign , Draws the devout , deterring the profane : And Things Divine Thou ...
And chiefly thou , O Spirit ! that dost prefer Before all temples th ' upright heart
and pure , Instruct me , for thou know'st : thou from the first Waft present , and with
mighty wings out - spread , 20 % Dove - like sat'st brooding on the vast Abyfs ...
If thou beest He-- But O how fall'n ! how chang'd From him , who in the happy
realms of light 85 Cloath'd with transcendent brightness , didst out - fhine Myriads
tho ' bright ! If He , whom mutual league , United thoughts and counsels , equal ...
Into what pit thou seest , From what height fall'n ; so much the stronger prov'd He
with his thunder ! and till then who knew The force of those dire arms ? Yet not for
those , Nor what the potent victor in his rage 95 Can else inflict , do I repent , or ...
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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