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... he it was , whose guile , Stirrd up with evvy and revenge , deceived 35 The
mother of mankind , what time his pride Had cast his au fioj Heaven , with all his
host Of rebel Angels : by whose aid , aspiring To set himself in glory above his
All is not lost ; the unconquerable will , And study of revenge , immortal hate , And
courage never to submit or yield , And what is else not to be overcome ; & That
glory never shall his wrath or might Extort from me . To bow and sue for grace ...
... destruction laid thus low , As far as Gods and heavenly essences Can perish :
for the mind and spirit remains Invincible , and vigour soon returns , 140 Though
all our glory extinct , and happy state Here swallow ' d up in endless misery .
Glory. of. him. that. made. them. to. transforın. 370. Oft to the image of a brute ,
adorn ' d With gay religions full of pomp and gold , And Devils to adore for Deities
: Then were they known to men by various names And various idols through the ...
... and the excess Of glory obscured : as when the sun , new risen , Looks through
the horizontal misty air 595 Shorn of his beams ; or from behind the moon , In dim
eclipse , disastrous twilight sheds On half the nations , and with fear of change ...
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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