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... flight intends to soar 10 15 Above the A÷nian mount , while it pursues Things
PARADISE LOST .
... defy the Omnipotent to arms . Nine times the space that measures day and
night 50 % To mortal men , he with his horrid crew Lay vanquish ' d , rolling in the
fiery gulf , 70 . Confounded , though immortal : But his doom PARADISE LOST .
Confounded , though immortal : But his doom Reserved him to more wrath ; for
now the thought Both of lost happiness , and lasting pain , 55 Torments him :
round he throws his baleful eyes , That witness ' d huge affliction and dismay Mix '
What though the field be lost ? 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
... That with sad overthrow , and foul defeat , 135 Hath lost us Heaven , and all
this mighty hust In horrible destruction laid thus low , As far as Gods and
heavenly essences Can perish : for the mind and spirit remains Invincible , and
vigour soon ...
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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