Paradise Lost - John Milton - Paradise Lost is an epic poem in blank verse by the 17th-century English poet John Milton. It was originally published in 1667 in ten books; a second edition followed in 1674, redivided into twelve books (in the manner of the division of Virgil's Aeneid) with minor revisions throughout and a note on the versification. The poem concerns the Judeo-Christian story of the Fall of Man; the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Milton's purpose, stated in Book I, is "justify the ways of God to men" and elucidate the conflict between God's eternal foresight and free will.
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ADAM Almighty Angel appeer arm'd Arms Battel Beast BEELZEBUB behold bliss brest bright call'd Celestial Cherube Cherubim Cloud Creatures dark dayes Death deep delight Divine dreadful dwell Eevning Eternal evil eyes fair Faire Angel Faith fall'n farr Father fear Fiend fierce fire flaming Flours Fruit gastly Gate giv'n Glorie Gods grace hand happie hast hath heard heart Heav'n and Earth heav'nly Hell highth Hill King light live lost Love Mankind MESSIAH Night o're pain Paradise PARADISE LOST peace perfet pleas'd rais'd Reign repli'd round Sapience SATAN seat seemd Seraph Serpent shalt sight Skie soon spake Spirits staind Starrs stood Supream sweet taste thee thence thine things thir thither thou hast thoughts Throne Tree turnd vertue vext voice wandring Warr Waterd whence wingd wings World wrauth yeild ZEPHON