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270 So Satan spake , and him Beelzebub 275 Thus answer'd : Leader of thofe armies bright , Which but th ' Omnipotent none could have foil'd ! If once they hear that voice , their livelieft pledge Of hope in fears and dangers , heard fo ...
... be deem'd Equal in ftrength ; and rather than be less , Car'd not to be at all ; with that care loft Went all his fear : of God , or hell , or worse , He reck'd not ; and thefe words thereafter spake : 50 My fentence is for open war ...
... as to proffer , or accept 425 Alone , the dreadful voyage : till at last Satan , whom now tranfcendent glory rais'd Above his fellows , with monarchal pride ( Conscious of highest worth ) unmov'd thus spake .
Him God beholding from His , profpect high , Wherein past , prefent , future He beholds , Thus to His only Son foreseeing spake . Only begotten Son ! feeft thou what rage Transports our adversary , whom no bounds Prefcrib'd , no bars of ...
... thus He to His Father spake . O Father ! gracious was that word which clos'd Thy fov'reign fentence , that man should find grace ; For which both heav'n and earth shall high extol 146 Thy praises , with th ' innumerable found Of ...
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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