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... and with mighty wings outspread 20 Dovelike sat ' st brooding on the vast
abyss , And madest it pregnant : What in me is dark , i Illumine ; what is low , raise
and support ; i 25 30 I may assert Eternal Providence , And justify the ways of
God to ...
... and a fiery deluge , fed With ever burning sulphur unconsumed : Such place
Eternal Justice had prepared For those rebellious ; here their prison ordain ' d In
utter darkness , and their portion set As far removed from God and light of
... in foresight ' much advanced , We may with more successful hope resolve To
wage , by force or guile , eternal war Irreconcilable to our grand Foe , Who now
triumphs , and , in the excess of joy Sole reigning , holds the tyranny of Heaven .
... or eternal being , To undergo eternal punishment ? 155 Whereto with speedy
words the Archfiend replied . Fallen cherub ! to be weak is miserable , Doing or
suffering : but of this be sure , To do aught good never will be our task , But ever
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 of battle to repose Your wearicd virtue PARADISE LOST .
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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