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How soon hath Time , the subtle thief of youth , Stolen on his wing my three - and
- twentieth year ! My hasting days fly on with full career , But my late spring no
bud or blossom sheweth . * Mnemosyne and the Muses . " See Paradise Lost , i .
Yet not the more Cease I to wander where the Muses haunt Clear spring , or
shady grove , or sunny hill , Smit with the love of sacred song ; but chief Thee ,
Sion , and the flowery brooks beneath , That wash thy hallowed feet , and
warbling flow ...
Milton made no answer , “ but sat some time in a muse ; then brake off that
discourse and fell upon another subject . ” Perhaps he saw that he had not made
his idea plain . He had thought to account for the whole action , for the Defeat of
Sin as ...
Brought death into the world , and all our woe , With loss of Eden , till one greater
Man Restore us , and regain the blissful seat , Sing , heavenly Muse , that , on the
secret top Of Oreb or of Sinai , didst inspire That shepherd , who first taught the ...
Leaving the thought of analogy with the classic muses , Milton turns to the
thought of the Holy Spirit , 21. Dove - like . “ The Spirit of God descending like a
dove . " Matt . iii . 16 . 21. Brooding on the vast Abyss . “ And the Spirit of God
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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