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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 ...
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 ...
After these appear ' d A crew , who , under names of old renown , Osiris , Isis ,
Orus , and their train , in With monstrous shapes and sorceries abused Fanatic
Egypt , and her priests to seek Their wandering Gods disguised in brutish forms ...
By force impossible , by leave obtain ' d Unacceptable , though in Heaven , our
state CS splendid vassalage ; but rather seek Our own good from ourselves , and
from our own Live to ourselves , though in this vast recess , Free , and to none ...
... and without guide , half lost , I seek 975 What readiest path leads where your
gloomy bounds Confine with Heaven ; or if some other place , From your
dominion won , the ethereal King Possesses lately , thither to arrive I travel this
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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