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He wanted not any artifi-cial spirits ; he had a natural fire , and poetic warmth
enough of his own . He was likewise very abftemious in his diet , not faftidiously
nice or delicate in the choiceof his dishes ; but content with any thing that was
most in ...
In the fire of London his house in Bread . street was burnt , before which accident
foreigners have gone out of devotion ( fays Wood , to see the house and chamber
where he was born . His gains were inconsiderable in proportion to his losses ...
... In adamantine chains and penal fire , Who durit defy th ' Omnipotent to arms ,
Nine times the space that meafures day and night go To mortal men , he with his
horrid crew Lay vanquishid , rolling in the fiery gulf , Confounded though immortal
75 There the companions of his fall , o'erwhelm'd With floods and whirlwinds of
tempelt uous fire , 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 ...
... That we may fo fuffice his vengeful ire , Or do him mightier service as his thralls
By right of war , whate'er his business be , 150 Here in the heart of hell to work in
fire , Or do his errands in the gloomy deep ; What can it then avail , though yet ...
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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