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Cromwell's death , in 1658 , left him without occupation ; and the restoration of
Charles II . , in 1660 , made his positioni a very dangerous one ; for he was in
imminent danger from those who were punishing the regicides . His pamphlets
He makes his way to the gates of Hell , which are guarded by two hideous forms ,
Sin and Death ; cajoles his way out ; and takes his flight through the
immeasurable distances of inky blackness of Chaos toward the World ,
suspended from the ...
PARADISE LOST BOOK I OF man's first disobedience , ' and the fruit Of that
forbidden tree whose mortal taste Brought death into the world , and all our woe ,
With loss of Eden , till one greatero Man Restore us , and regain the blissful seat
... firm , and unmoved With dread of death to flight or foul retreat ; Nor wanting
power to mitigate and swage With solemn touches troubled thoughts , and chase
Anguish and doubt and fear and sorrow and pain From mortal or immortal minds .
Through many a dark and dreary vale They passed , and many a region dolorous
, O'er many a frozen , many a fiery Alp , 620 Rocks , caves , lakes , fens , bogs ,
dens , and shades of death , A universe of death ! which God by curse Created ...
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LibraryThing ReviewПользовательский отзыв - 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. Читать весь отзыв
LibraryThing ReviewПользовательский отзыв - 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 ... Читать весь отзыв