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... fo little expected , must wonderfully affect him : And perhaps the impressions it
made on his imagination , contributed much to the painting of that pathetic feene
in Paradise Lost , in which Eve addrefled herfelf to Adam for pardon and peace .
280 Thou therefore , whom thou only can't redeem , Their nature also to thy
nature join ; And be thyself inan among men on earth , Made flesh , when time
fhall be , of virgin feed , By wond'rous birth : be thou in Adam's room 285 The
head of all ...
That spot to which I point is Paradise , Adam's abode , those lofty shades his bow'
r . The way thou canst not miss , me mine requires . 535 Thus faid , he turn'd ; and
Satan bowing low , As to superior spi'rits is wont in heav'n , Where honour due ...
The garden described ; Satan's first light of Adam and Eve ; his wonder at their
excel . lent form and happy ftate ; but with resolution to work their fall ; overhears
their discourse , thence gathers that the tree of knowledge was forbidden them to
... nor shunn'd the fight Of God or angel ; for they thought no ill : 320 So hand in
hand they pass'd , the loveliest pair That ever since in love's embraces met ;
Adam the goodliest man of men since bora His sons , the fairest of her daughters
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LibraryThing ReviewBrugeranmeldelse - 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. Læs hele anmeldelsen
LibraryThing ReviewBrugeranmeldelse - 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 ... Læs hele anmeldelsen