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All is not loft ; th ' unconquerable will , And study of revenge , immortal hate , And courage never to submit or yield ; ( And what is elfe not to be overcome ? ) That glory never shall His wrath or might Extort from me ...
If then His Providence Out of our evil feek to bring forth good , Our labor must be to pervert that end , And out of good still to find means of evil : Which oft - times may fucceed , so as perhaps Shall grieve Him , ( if I fail not ...
What matter where , if I be ftill the fame , And what I should be , all but lefs than He Whom thunder hath made greater ? Here at leaft We shall be free ; th ' Almighty hath not built Here for His envy ; will not ...
... equal to the fons of heav'n : Thither , if but to pry , fhall be perhaps Our first eruption , thither or elsewhere : For this infernal pit shall never hold Celestial fpirits in bondage , nor th ' Abyss Long under darkness cover .
... not now > For while they fit contriving , shall the rest , Millions that stand in arms , and longing wait The fignal to afcend , fit ling'ring here Heav'n's fugitives , and for their dwelling - place Accept this dark opprobrious den ...
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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