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... be pleased with the offering of any of his writings to Your Lordship , for the sake of those principles of liberty which You have always professed .
... and having been added to several editions they could not well be omitted in this edition : and accordingly those papers , which treat of the poem in ...
But besides the flower of those which have been already published , here are several new observations offered to the world , both of others and my own .
... to Salớilli in his fickness those fine Scazons , or Iambic verses having a spondee in the last foot , which are inserted among his juvenile poems .
... which ( besides those usually read in the schools ) thro his excellent judgment and way of teaching were run over within no greater compafs of time ...
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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.