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To these Satan directs his speech , comforts them with hope yet of regaining
Heaven , but tells them lastly of a new world and new kind of creature to be
created , according to an ancient prophecy or report in Heaven ; for , that Angels
... which God of all his works Created hugest that swim the ocean stream : Him ,
haply , slumbering on the Norway foam The pilot of some small night - fou . der ' d
skiff 205 Deeming some island , oft , as seamen tell PARADISE LOST . 3 . !
... since created man , Met such imbodied force , as named with these Could
merit more than that small infantry 575 Warr ' d on hy cranes ; though all the giant
brood Of Phlegra with the heroic race were join ' d That fought at Thebes and
Space may produce new worlds ; whereof so rife 650 There went a fame in
Heaven that he ere long Intended to create , and therein plant A generation ,
whom his choice regard Should favour equal to the sons of Heaven : Thither , if
but to pry ...
... and another kind of creature equal or not much inferior to themselves , about
this time to be created : ' Their doubt , who shall be sent on this difficult search ;
Satan their chief undertakes alone the voyage , is honoured and applaud . ed .
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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