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... Jehovab thund'ring out of Sion , thron'd Between the Cherubim ; yea , often plac'd Within His fan & tu'ry it self their shrines , Abominations ! and with curfed things 385 390 His holy rites and folemn feasts profan'd , And Book 1.
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 ...
The first fort by their own suggestion fell , Self - tempted , self - deprav'd : man falls deceiv'd 130 By th ' other first : Man therefore shall find grace ; The other none : in mercy and justice both , Through heav'n and earth ...
Which way I fly is hell ; my self am hell ; And , in the lowest deep , a lower deep Still threat'ning to devour me opens wide ; To which the hell I fuffer seems a heav'n . O then at last relent ! Is there no place Left for repentance ...
This day I have begot whom I declare My only Son , and on this holy hill Him have anointed , whom ye now behold At my right hand ; your Head I Him appoint : And by My Self have fworn , to Him shall bow All knees in heav'n , and shall ...
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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