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... but nnder brows Of dauntless courage , and considerate pride Waiting revenge
: cruel his eye , but cast Signs of remorse and passion , to behold 605 The fellows
of his crime , the followers rather ( Far other once beheld in bliss ) , condemn ...
... from bliss , condemn ' d In this abhorred deep to utter woe ; Where pain of
unextinguishable fire Must exercise us without hope of end , The vassals of his
anger , when the scourge 90 Inexorably , and the torturing hour Calls us to
This would surpass 370 Common revenge , and interrupt his joy In our confusion
, and our joy upraise In his disturbance ; when his darling sons , Harld headlong
to partake with us , shall curse Their frail original , and faded bliss , 375 Faded ...
... a place of bliss In the purlieus of Heaven , and therein placed A race of upstart
creatures , to supply Perhaps our vacant room ; though more removed , 835 Lest
Heaven , surcharged with potent multitude , Might hap to move new broils .
Thou art my father , thou my author , thou My being gavest me ; whom should I
obey 865 But thee ? whom follow ? thou wilt bring me soon To that new world of
light and bliss , among The gods who live at ease , where I shall reign At thy right
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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