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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 ... till one greater Man Restore us , and
regain the blissful seat , Sing , heavenly Muse , that on the secret top Of Oreb , or
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
... fierce contention brought along 100 Innumerable force of Spirits arm ' d , mis :
That durst dislike his reign , and , me preferring , His utmost power with adverse
power opposed In dubious battle on the plains of Heaven , And shook his throne .
That led the embattled Seraphim to war Under thy conduct , and in dreadful
deeds 130 Fearless endanger ' d Heaven ' s ... As far as Gods and heavenly
essences Can perish : for the mind and spirit remains Invincible , and vigour soon
Said then the lost Archangel , this the seat That we must change for Heaven ; this
mournful gloom For that celestial light ? Be it so ! since he , 245 Who now is Soy '
reign , can dispose and bid What shall be right : furthest from him is best ...
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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