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The Publisher of his Works in Prose ( on whose veracity some part of this
narrative muft entirely depend ) dates his birth two years earlier than this : but
contradicting himself afterwards in his own computation , I reduce it to the time
But JOHN , the subject of the present essay , was the favorite of his father's hopes
; who , to cultivate the great genius which early display'd itself , was at the
expense of a domestic Tutor : whose care and capacity his Pupil hath gratefully ...
Many had a very just esteem of his admirable parts and learning , who detested
his principles ; by whose interceffion his Pardon pass'd the Seals : and I wish the
laws of Civil History could have extended the benefit of that oblivion to the ...
0 IO F Man's first disobedience , and the fruit Of that forbidden tree , whose mortal
taste Brought death into the world , and all our woe , With loss of Eden , till one
Greater Man Restore us , and regain the blissful seat , 5 Sing heav'nly Muse ! that
Th'infernal serpent ! he it was , whose guile , Stirr'd up with envy and revenge ,
deceiv'd 35 The mother of mankind , what time his pride Had cast him out from
heav'n , with all his hoft Of rebel Angels : by whose aid aspiring To set himself in ...
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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