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Whether it be natural disposition , “ fays he , or education in me , or that my
mother « bore me a speaker of what God made my own , " and not a translator . ”
And it is somewhat remarkable , that there is scarce any author , who has written
Their living strength , and unfrequented left His righteous altar , bowing lowly
down To bestial Gods ; for which their heads as low 435 Bow ' d down in battel ,
funk before the spear Of , 1437 . With these in troop . & c . mountain of corruption ,
He also ' against the house of God was bold : 470 A leper once he lost , and gain
' d a king , . . Ahaz his fortifh ... For one of Syrian mode , whereon to burn His
odious offerings , and adore the Gods 475 Whom he had vanquish ' d . After
480 Their wand ' ring Gods disguis ' d in brutish forms Rather than human . Nor
did Israel ' scape s Th ' infection , when their borrow ' d gold compos ' di The calf
in Oreb ; and the rebel king : in ? Doubled that fin in Bethel and in Dan , ' .
Both her first - born and all her bleating Gods . . . Belial came last , than whom a
Spi ' rit more lewd 490 Fell not from Heaven , or more gross to love Vice for itself :
to him no temple stood Or altar smok ' d ; yet who more oft than he In temples ...
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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.