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63. gether with SAMSON AGONISTES ( a Tragedy not unworthy the Grecian Stage when Athens was in her glory ) He publish'd PARADISE REGAIN'D . But , Oh ! what a falling - off was there ! Of which I will fay no more , than that there is ...
... himself in glory above his Peers , He trusted to have equall'd the Most High , If He oppos'd : and with ambitious aim , Against the throne , and monarchy of God , Rais'd impious war in heav'n , and battel proud , With vain attempt .
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 ...
... As far as Gods , and heav'nly effences , Can perish : for the mind and spirit remains Invincible , and vigor foon returns , Though all our glory extinct , and happy state , Here fwallow'd up in endless mifery !
... till wand'ring o'er the earth , Thro ' God's high sufferance for the tryal of man , By falfities and lies the greatest part Of mankind they corrupted , to forfake God their Creator , and th ' invifible 364 Glory of Him that made ...
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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