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If then his providence Out of our evil seek to bring forth good , Our labour must be
to pervert that end , And out of good still to find means of evil ; 165 Which ofttimes
may succeed so as perhaps . 159 Shall grieve him , if I fail not , and PARADISE ...
... that from the precipice Of Heaven received us falling ; and the thunder , Wing '
d with red lightning and impetuous rage , 175 Perhaps hath spent his shafts , and
ceases now To bellow through the vast and boundless deep Let us not slip the ...
... Should favour equal to the sons of Heaven : Thither , if but to pry , shall be
perhaps 655 Our first eruption ; thither or elsewhere : For this infernal pit shall
never hold Celestial Spirits in bondage , nor the abyss Long under darkness
But perhaps 70 The way seems difficult and steep to scale With upright wing
against a higher foe . Let such bethink them , if the sleepy drench Of that forgetful
lake benumb not still , That in our proper motion we ascend Up to our native seat
What if all Her stores were open ' d , and this firmament Of Hell should spout her
cataracts of fire , Impendent horrors , threatening hideous fall One day upon our
heads ; while we perhaps Designing or exhorting glorious war , Caught in a fiery
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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