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And it is probable , that he did not barely sketch out the plans , but also wrote
some parts of the drama itself . Mr. Philips informs us , that some of the verses at
the beginning of Satan's speech addressed to the Sth , book iv . ver . 32 , & c .
... he endeavours to prove the fpuri , ufness of some epistles attributed to Ignatius
, because they contained in them herefies , one of which heresies is , that “ he
condemns them for ministers of Satan , “ who say that Christ is God above all .
This First Book proposes , first , in brief , the whole fubjeit , Man's disobedience ,
and the lofs thereupon of Paradise wherein he was placed : Then touches the
prime cause of his fall , the ferpent , or rather Satan in the serpent ; who , revolting
... He foon difcerns ; and welt'ring by his side One next himself in pow'r , and next
in crime , Long after known in Palestine , and nam'd So Beelzebub . To whom th '
arch - enemy , And thence in heav'n cail'd Satan , with bold words Breaking ...
Thus Satan talking to his nearest mate : With head uplift above the wave , and
eyes " That sparkling blazd , his other parts besides Prone on the flood ,
extended long and large 195 Lay floating many a rood , in bulk as huge As whom
the fables ...
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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