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But what if he our Conqueror ( whom I now Of force believe Almighty , since no
less Than such could have o ' erpower ' d such force as ours ) Have left us this
our spirit and strength entire 146 Strongly to suffer and support our pains , That
255 What matter where , if I be still the same , And what I should be ; all but less
than he Whom thunder hath made greater ? Here at least We shall be free ; the
Almighty hath not built Here for his envy ; will not drive us hence : 260 Here we ...
... nor appear ' d Less than Archangel ruin ' d , 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 ...
... by fraud or guile , What force effected not : that he no less At length from us
may find , who overcomes By force , hath overcome but half his foe . Space may
produce new worlds ; whereof so rife 650 There went a fame in Heaven that he
They but now who seem ' d In bigness to surpass Earth ' s giant sons , Now less
than smallest dwarfs , in narrow room Throng numberless , like that Pygmean
race 780 Beyond the Indian mount : or fairy elves , Whose midnight revels , by a ...
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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