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If then his providence Out of our evil seek to bring forth good , Our labour must be
to pervert that end , And out of good still to find means of evil ; 165 Which ofttimes
may succeed so as perhaps . 159 Shall grieve him , if I fail not , and PARADISE ...
... might see How all his malice served but to bring forth Infinite goodness , grace ,
and mercy , shown On Man by him seduced ; but on himself Treble confusion ,
wrath , and vengeance , pour ' d : 220 Forthwith upright he rears from off the pool
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 ...
... 220 » what hope the never ending flight ire days may bring , what chance ,
what change waiting ; since our present lot appears ppy though but ill , for ill not
worst , procure not to ourselves more woe . is Belial , with words clothed in
reason ' s ...
635 As when far off at sea a fleet descried Hangs on the clouds , by equinoctial
winds Close sailing from Bengala , or the isles Of Ternate and Tidore , whence
merchants bring Their spicy drugs ; they , on the trading flood , 640 Through the ...
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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