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... hill Satan had journey ' d on , pensive and slow ; But further way found none ,
so thick entwined , As one continued brake , the undergrowth 175 Of shrubs and
tangling bushes had perplex ' d All path of man or beast that pass ' d that way .
... they thirsted , scoop the brimming stream ; Nor gentle purpose , nor endearing
smiles Wanted , nor youthful dalliance , as beseems Fair couple , link ' d in happy
nuptial league , Alone as they . About them frisking play ' d 340 All beasts of the ...
Had in her sober livery all things clad ; Silence accompanied ; for beast and bird ,
600 They to their grassy couch , these to their nests , Were slunk , all but the
wakeful nightingale ; She all night long her amorous descant sung ; Silence was
... underfoot the violet , 700 Crocus , and hyacinth , with rich inlay Broider ' d the
ground , more colour ' d than with stone Of costliest emblem : Other creature here
, Bird , beast , insect , or worm , durst enter none , Such was their awe of Man .
The sixth , and of creation last , arose With evening harps and matin ; when God
said , 450 Let the Earth bring forth soul living in her kind , Cattle , and creeping
things , and beast of the Earth , Each in their kind . The Earth obey ' d , and
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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