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... and Men ! next thee I implore Omnipotent King , Re« deemer of that lost remnant whose nature thoù “ didst affume , ineffable and everlasting Love !
And things divine thou treat'st of in such state As them preserves , and thee , inviolate . At once delight and horror on us feise , Thou sing'st with so ...
I too transported by the mode offend , And while I meant to Praise thee must Commend , Thy verse created like thy theme sublime , In number , weight , and ...
... In the beginning how the Heav'ns and Earth Rose out of Chaos : Or if Sion hill 10 Delight thee more , and Siloa's brook that flow'd Faft Dr. Bentley ...
O vine of Sibmab I will weep . leck , as their names are join'd to for thee , and Elealé , another city of gether in Scripture 1 Kings XI .
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Chronicles the rise and fall of Man in the Garden of Eden. Begins with the crowning of the Son of God, moves to Lucifer's rebellion and fall, the beginning of the Earth, the birth of Adam and Eve, and how they fell prey to Satan's fraud.
Written in 10 syllable per line prose, which must have been very difficult. Milton was blind, which makes the accomplishment even more amazing. Parts of the book were wonderfully written (the battles with Satan, Eden, the creation of the Earth, the coming events as Adam and Eve are escorted from Eden by Archangel Michael), but others are difficult with many references to Greek characters. I'm sure Milton was brilliant, but those parts don't add much for me and make it seem as though he's being pretentious. I also disliked the way all the characters addressed each other: "Lo, great angel from Heaven, graceful and true of spirit." The pictures of the story in the book, while they received vast praise in the preface, were forgettable.
Still, I can't get away from the amazing work that Milton put here. My only real compliant was the blatant sexism that Adam had for Eve, assuming she was always inferior to him. That is no longer the way of the world, and I doubt Adam would have treated Eve thusly. Sin, Death. Satan, Michael and Raphael were my favorite characters, all providing memorable lines.