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Which action passed over , the Poein hastcns into the midst of things , presonting
Satan with his Angels now fallvig into llell , described here , not in the centre ( for
Heaven and Earth may ic supposed as yet not made , certainly not yet accursed ...
Above the A÷nian mount , while it pursues Things unattempted yet in prose or
rhyme . " And chiefly Thou , O Spirit , that dost prefer Before all temples the
upright heart and pure , Instruct me , for Thou know ' st , Thou from the first Wast
... out of Sion , throned Between the cherubim ; yea , often placed Within his
sanctuary itself their shrines , Abominations ; and with cursed things His holy rites
and solemn feasts profaned , And with their darkness durst affront his light .
And here let those , Who boast in mortal things , and wondering tell Of Babel ,
and the works of Memphian kings , Learn how their greatest monuments of fame ,
695 And strength , and art , are easily outdone By Spirits reprobate , and in an ...
War therefore , open or conceal ' d , alike My voice dissuades ; for what can force
or gule With him , or who deceive his mind , whose eye Views all things at one
view ? He from Heaven ' s height All these our motions vain sees and derides ...
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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