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Mr. Philips informs us , that some of the verses at the beginning of Satan's speech addreffed to the Sth , book iv . ver . 32 , & c . were shown to to him and some others as designed for the beginning xxxvi The LIFE of MILTON .
... to prove the fpuri" usness of some epistles attributed to Ignatius , because they contained in them herefies , one of which herefies 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 fubo ject , Man's disobedience , and the loss thereupon of Paradise wherein he was placed i Then touches the prime cause of his fall , the ferpent , or rather Satan in the ferpent ...
... and welt'ring by his fide One next himself in pow'r , and next in crime , Long after known in Palestine , and nam'd Beelzebub . To whom th ' arch - enemy , And thence in heav'n call'd Satan , with bold words Breaking the ...
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 ...
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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
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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 ... Læs hele anmeldelsen