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So spake the fiend , and with necessity , ( The tyrant's plea , ) excus'd his devilish
deeds , Then from his lofty stand on that high tree , 395 Down he alights among
the sportful herd Of those four - footed kinds ; himself now one , Now other , as ...
Each tree Loaden with fairest fruit , that hung to th ' eye Tempting , stirrd in me
sudden appetite spil bar To pluck and eat ... Here had new begun My wandring ,
had not he , who was my guide - M Up hither , from among the trees appeard ,
650 But of this tree we may not taste nor touch ; God so commanded , and left that
command Sole daughter of his voice ... To whom the tempter guilefully replied :
655 « Indeed ! hath God then said that of the fruit Of all these garden trees ye ...
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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