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For in the conclusion of his treatise of reformation , he thus folemnly invokes the
Trinity : “ Thou therefore that sittest in light and glory un" approachable , Parent of
angels and men ! next " thee I implore , Omnipotent King , Redeemer of that " loft
W HEN I beheld the poet blind , yet bold , In slender book his vast design unfold ;
Messiah crown'd , God's reconcild decree , Rebelling angels , the forbidden tree ,
Heav'n , hell , earth , chaos , all ; the argument Held me a while misdoubting ...
Here Satan , with his angels , lying on the burning lake , thunder - struck and
astonished , after a certain space recovers , as from confufon , calls up him who
next in order and dignity lay by bim : They confer of their miserable fall .
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 caft him out from
heav'n , with all his hoft Of rebel angels ; by whose aid aspiring To set himself in ...
... angel - forms , who lay intranc'd Thick as autunnal leaves that strow the brooks
In Vallombrosa , where th'Etrurian shades High over - arch'd imbow'r ; or scatter'd
fedge Afloat , when with fierce winds Orion arm'd 303 Hath Book I. PARADISE ...
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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