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5 Of Man ' s first disobedience , and the fruit Of that forbidden tree , whose mortal
taste Brought death into the world , and all our woe , With loss of Eden , till one
greater Man Restore us , and regain the blissful seat , Sing , heavenly Muse , that
Soest thou yon dreary plain , forlorn and wild , 180 The seat of desolation , void of
light , Save what the glimmering of these livid flames Casts pale and dreadful ?
Thither let us tend From off the tossing of these fiery waves ; There rest , if any ...
... to have scaped the Stygian flood As Gods , and by their own recover ' d
strength , 240 Not by the sufferance of supernal Power . Is this the region , this the
soil , the clime , Said then the lost Archangel , this the seat That PARADISE LOST
Said then the lost Archangel , this the seat That we must change for Heaven ; this
mournful gloom For that celestial light ? Be it so ! since he , 245 Who now is Soy '
reign , can dispose and bid What shall be right : furthest from him is best ...
330 The chief were those , who from the pit of Hell Roaming to seek their prey on
earth , darst fix Their seats long after next the seat of God , Their altars by his altar
; Gods adored Among the nations round : and durst abide 385 Jehovah ...
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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