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Is this the region , this the foil , the clime , ( Said then the lost Arch - Angel ) this the seat , That we must change for heav'n ? this mournful gloom For that cœleftial light ? be it fo ! fince He 245 Who now is Sov'reign can ...
For who can yet believe , tho ' after lofs , That all these puiffant legions , whofe exile Hath emptied heav'n , fhall fail to re - ascend , Self - rais'd , and re - poffefs their native seat ? For me be witness all the hoft of heav'n ...
As in a cloudy chair , afcending rides Audacious ; but that seat soon failing , meets A vaft vacuity : all unawares Flutt'ring his pennons vain , plumb down he drops Ten thousand fathom deep : and to this hour Down had been falling ...
The stairs were then let down , whether to dare The fiend by eafie afcent , or aggravate His fad exclufion from the doors of blifs : Direct against which open'd from beneath , Juft o'er the blissful seat of Paradise , A paffage down to ...
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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