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And chiefly Thou , O Spirit , that dost prefer Before all temples the upright heart
and pure , Instruct me , for Thou know ' st ; Thou from the frstWast present , and
with mighty wings outspread 20 Dovelike sat ' st brooding on the vast abyss , And
If thou be he ; but o , how fallen ! how changed From him , who , in the happy
realms of light , 85 Clothed with transcendent brightness , didst outshine Myriads
though bright ! If he whom mutual league , United thoughts and counsels , equal
680 685 The undaunted Fiend what this might be admired ; Admired , not fear ' d ;
God and his son except , Created thing nought valued he , nor shunn ' d ; And
with diedainful look thus first began : Whence and what art thou , execrable ...
So strange thy outcry , and thy words so strango Thou interposest , that my
sudden hand , Prevented , spares to tell thee yet by deeds What it intends ; till first
I know of thee 740 What thing thou art , thus double - form ' d ; and why , In this ...
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 ...
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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