E. Wordsworth's Sonnet , “ Milton , Thou Should'st be Living at this Hour . " F.
Andrew Marvell's The Rehearsal Transposed . G. Gray's The Progress of Poesy ,
iii . 2 . H. Pupils should find others in some library . For conceptions of Hell by
... by the oracle of God , I thence Invoke thy aid to my adventurous song , That
with no middleo flight intends to soar Above the Aoniano mount , while it pursues
Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme . 10 20 And chiefly thou , 0 Spirit , o
20 And chiefly thou , 0 Spirit , o that dost prefer Before all temples the upright
heart and pure , Instruct me , for thou knowest . Thou from the first Wast present ,
and with mighty wings outspread , Dove - like , sat'st brooding on the vast abyss ...
To whom the archenemy , And thence in heaven called Satan , with bold words
Breaking the horrid silence , thus began :“ If thou beest he— but oh , how fallen !
how changed From him , who , in the happy realms of light , Clothed with ...
Seest thou yon dreary plain , forlorn and wild , The seat of desolation , void of
light Save what the glimmering of these livid flames Casts pale and dreadful ?
Thither let us tend From off the tossing of these fiery waves ; There rest , if any
rest can ...
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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