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Which action passed over , the Poem hastens into the midst of things , presenting
Satan with his Angels now falling into Hell , described here , not in the centre ( for
Heaven and Earth may be supposed as yet not made , certainly not yet ...
Say first , for Heaven hides nothing from thy view , Nor the deep tract of Hell ; say
first , what cause Moved our grand Parents , in that happy state , Tavourd of
Heaven so highly , to fall off . From their Creator , and transgress his will For one
... That we may so suffice his vengeful ire , Or do him mightier service as his
thralls By right of war , whate ' er his business be , Here in the heart of Hell to
work in fire , Or do his errands in the gloomy deep ; What can it then avail ,
though yet we ...
And thou , profoundest Hell , Receive thy new possessor ! one who brings A mind
not to be changed by place or time : The mind is its own place , and in itself Can
make a Heaven of Hell , a Hell of Heaven . 255 What matter where , if I be still ...
He call ' s so loud , that all the hollow deep Of Hell resounded ! Princes ,
Potentates , 315 Warriors , the flower of Heaven ! once yours , now lost , 3f such
astonishment as this can seize Eternal Spirits ; or have ye chosen this place After
the toil ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - VivalaErin - LibraryThing
The shortest answer is: John Milton was a poetic genius. PL is so beautiful, you can't help but feel for Adam and Eve. Even Satan is a great character - he so wants to be an epic hero. This poem is a masterpiece, and he wrote it completely blind. Beautiful, absolutely amazing. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - StefanY - LibraryThing
Historical significance and beautifully descriptive prose aside, I couldn't get into this book at all. Maybe it's too much familiarity with the plot or the inevitability of the impending doom of the ... Read full review