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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 ...
W HEN I beheld the poet blind , yet bold , In Nender book his vast design unfold ; Messiah crown'd , God's reconcil'd decree , Rebelling angels , the forbidden tree , Heav'n , hell , earth , chaos , all ; the argument Held me a while ...
Which action passed over , the Poem haftes into the midst of things , presenting Satan , with his angels , now fallen into hell , defcri . bed here , not in the centre , ( for heaven and earth may be supposed as yet not made , certainly ...
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 cast him out from heav'n , with all his boft Of rebel angels ; by whose aid aspiring To set ...
So spake th'apostate angel , tho'in pain ; 125 Vaunting aloud , but rack'd with deep despair : And him thus answer'd soon his bold compeer . O Prince , O Chief of many throned pow'rs , That led th ' imbattl'a Seraphim to war Under Under ...
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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