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... 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 ...
And thou , profoundest Hell , Receive thy new possessor ! one who brings A mind
not to be changed by place or time : The mind is its own place , and in itself Can
make a Heaven of Hell , a Hell of Heaven . 255 What matter where , if I be still ...
... whence these raging fires slacken , if his breath stir not their flames . urer
essence then will overcome noxious vapour ; or , inured , not feel ; inged at
length , and to the place conform ' d per and in nature , will receive ir the fierce
heat , and ...
... From the pure empyrean where he sits High throned above all height , bent
down his eye His own works and their works at once to view : About him all the
Sanctities of Heaven 60 Stood thick as stars , and from his sight received
Not free , what proof could they have given sincere Of true allegiance , constant
faith , or love , Where only what they needs must do appear ' d , 105 Not what
they would ? what praise could they receive ? What pleasure I from such
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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