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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 ...
Thither let us tend From off the tossing of these fiery waves ; There rest , if any
rest can harbour there ; 185 And , reassembling our afflicted Powers , Consult
how we may henceforth most offend Qur Encmy ; our own loss how repair ; How ...
Witness the streets of Sodom , and that night In Gibeah , when the hospitable
door Exposed a matron , to avoid worse rape . 505 These were the prime in order
, and in might ; The rest were long to tell , though far renown ' d , The Ionian Gods
The council thug ended , the rest betake them several ways , and to several
employments , as their inclinations lead them , to entertain the time till Satan
return . He passes on his journey to Hell gatos ; fiude them shut , and who sat
there to ...
... For , while they sit contriving , shall the rest , Millions that stand in arms , and
longing wait The signal to ascend , sit lingering here Heaven ' s fugitives , and for
their dwelling place Accept this dark opprobrious den of shame , The prison of his
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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