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Till I espi'd thec , fair indeed and tall , Under a Platan , yet methought less fair , Less winning soft , less amiably mild , Than that smooth wat'ry image ; back I turn'd , Thou following cri'd'st aloud , Return fair Eve , Whom Ai'st ...
To satisfy the sharp desire I had Of tasting those fair Apples , I resolv'd 585 Not to defer ; hunger and thirst at once , Powerful persuaders , quick'n'd at the scent Of that alluring fruit , urg'd me so keen .
Such happy interview and fair event Of love and youth not lost , Songs , Garlands , Flow'rs , And charming Symphonies attach'd the heart 595 Of Adam , soon inclin'd to admit delight The bent of Nature ; which he thus express'd .
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This is pretty well the standard edition of Milton, with a critically established text, a reasonable level of apparatus for non-expert readers, and a critical mass of Milton's work extending beyond his major works to everything that anyone who is not a specialist is likely to need. Read full review
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Ok, so I didn't read this whole thing, obviously. But I did read "Paradise Lost" and that's the important thing, right? And I actually ended up enjoying it a lot more than I expected to. The language ... Read full review
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