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... doleful shades , where peace 65 And rest can never dwell ; hope never comes
That comes to all ; but torture without end Still urges , and a fiery deluge , fed With
ever burning sulphur unconsumed : Such place Eternal Justice had prepared ...
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 ...
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 to do ill our sole delight , 160
As being the contrary to his high will Whom we resist . If then his providence Out
... the plain ; 350 A multitude , like which the populous North Pour ' d never from
her frozen loins , to pass Rhene or the Danaw , when her barbarous sons Came
like a deluge on the South , and spread Beneath Gibraltar to the Libyan sands .
... for never , since created man , Met such imbodied force , as named with these
Could merit more than that small infantry 575 Warr ' d on hy cranes ; though all
the giant brood Of Phlegra with the heroic race were join ' d That fought at
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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