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And indeed the best vindicator of him and his writings hath been Time . Pofterity
hath univer , fally paid that honour to his merits , which was denied him by great
part of his contemporaries , After After a life thus spent in study and labours for
... realms of light 85 Cloth'd with transcendent brightness did it outfaine Myriads ,
tho ' bright ! if he whom mutual league , United thoughts and counsels , equal
hope And hazard in the glorious enterprize , Join'd with me once , now misery
... and rue the dire event , That with sad overthrow and foul defeat 135 Hath lost
us heav'n , and all this mighty host In horrible destruction laid thus low , As far as
gods and heav'nly effences Can perilh : for the mind and spirit remains Invincible
But see the angry Victor hath recall'd His ministers of vengeance and pursuit .
170Back to the gates of heav'n : the fulph'rous hail Shot after us in storm , o'
erblown , hath laid The fiery surge , that from the precipice Of heav'n receiv'd us
B ' it so , since he 245 Who ' now as Sov'reign can dispose and bid What shall be
right : farthest from him is best , Whom reas'n hath equalld , force hath made
fupreme Above his equals . Farewel , happy fields , Where joy for ever dwells !
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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