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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 ...
... he fought 215 Evil to others ; and enrag'd might fee , How all his malice ferv'd but to bring forth Infinite goodness , grace , and mercy fhewn On man by him feduc'd : but on himself Treble confufion , wrath , and vengeance pour'd .
One , who brings A mind not to be chang'd by place or time . The mind is its own place , and in it felf Can make a heav'n of hell , a hell of heav'n . What matter where , if I be ftill the fame , And what I should be , all but lefs than ...
210 215 221 : This horror will grow mild , this darkness , light : Besides what hope the never - ending flight Of future days may bring , what chance , what change Worth waiting , fince our prefent lot appears For happy , though but ill ...
635 As when far off at fea a fleet defcry'd , Hangs in the clouds , by ∆quinoctial winds Close failing from Bengala , or the isles Of Ternate , and Tidore , whence merchants bring Their fpicy drugs : they on the trading flood 640 ...
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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