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Pandemonium , the palace of Satan , rises , suddenly built out of the deep : The
infernal peers there sit in council . 5 Of Man ' s first disobedience , and the fruit Of
that forbidden tree , whose mortal taste Brought death into the world , and all our
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
So spake the apostate Angel , though in pain , 125 Vaunting aloud , but rack ' d
with deep despair : And him thus answer ' d soon his bold compeer . O Prince , O
Chief of many throned Powers , 110 120 That led the embattled Seraphim to war
... 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 ...
... that from the precipice Of Heaven received us falling ; and the thunder , Wing '
d with red lightning and impetuous rage , 175 Perhaps hath spent his shafts , and
ceases now To bellow through the vast and boundless deep Let us not slip 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