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155 Whereto with speedy words the Archfiend replied . 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 ...
To yonder gates ? through them I mean to pass , That be assured , without leave
ask ' d of thee : Retire or taste thy folly ; and learn by proof , Hell - born ! not to
contend with Spirits of heaven . To whom the Goblin full of wrath replied : Art thou
To whom thus the Portress of Hell - gate replied : Hast thou forgot me then , and
do I seem Now in thine eye so foul ? once deem ' d so fair In Heaven , when at
the assembly , and in sight Of all the Seraphim with thee combined In bold ...
To whom the great Creator thus replied : 165 Son of my bosom , Son who art
alone My word , my wisdom , and effectual might , 170 All hast thou spoken as my
thoughts are , all As my eternal purpose hath decreed ; Man shall not quite be
Admiration seized All Heaven , what this might mean , and whither tend ,
Wondering ; but soon the Almighty thus replied : O thou in Heaven anru Earth the
only peace Found out for mankind under wrath ! O thou 275 My sole
complacence ! well ...
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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