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Which action passed over , the Poem hastens into the midst of things , presenting
Satan with his Angels now falling into Hell , described here , not in the centre ( for
Heaven and Earth may be supposed as yet not made , certainly not yet ...
Nor had they yet among the sons of Eve 364 Got them new names ; till ,
wandering o ' er the earth , Through God ' s high sufferance for the trial of man ,
By falsities and lies the greatest part Of mankind they corrupted to forsake God
Gods , yet confessid later than Heaven and Earth , Their boasted parents : Titan ,
Heaven ' s first - born , 510 With his enormous brood , and birthright seized By
younger Saturn ; he from mightier Jove , His own and Rhea ' s son , like measure
... of their mother Earth For treasures , better hid . Soon had his crew Open ' d into
the hill a spacious wound , And digg ' d out ribs of gold . Let none admire That
riches grow in Hell ; that soil may best Deserve the precious bane . And here let ...
They but now who seem ' d In bigness to surpass Earth ' s giant sons , Now less
than smallest dwarfs , in narrow room Throng numberless , like that Pygmean
race 780 Beyond the Indian mount : or fairy elves , Whose midnight revels , by a ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - 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. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - 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 ... Read full review