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Critical Essay | Poem by Andrew Marvell

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Poem by Andrew Marvell

SOURCE: Marvell, Andrew. “On Mr. Milton's Paradise Lost.” In Andrew Marvell: The Complete Poems, edited by George deF. Lord, pp. 217-18. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1984.

In the following poem, first published in 1674 in the second edition of Paradise Lost, Marvell defends Milton from charges of impiety as well as criticisms of his style.

          When I behold the Poet blind, yet bold, In slender Book his vast Design unfold, Messiah Crown'd, Gods Reconcil'd Decree, Rebelling Angels, the Forbidden Tree, Heav'n, Hell, Earth, Chaos, All; the Argument Held me a while, misdoubting his Intent, That he would ruine (for I saw him strong) The sacred Truths to Fable and old Song, (So Sampson...

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