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... and sue for grace With fuppliant knee , and deifie His pow'r , Who from the terror of this arm fo late Doubted His empire . That were low indeed ! That were an ignominy and shame beneath This downfal ! fince ( by fate ) the strength ...
... 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 .
Suppofe He should relent And publish grace to all , on promise made Of new subjection : with what eyes could we 230 240 Stand in His presence humble , and receive Strict Book II . PARADISE LOST . 39.
Devil with Devil damn'd Firm concord holds , men only disagree Of creatures rational , though under hope Of heav'nly grace : and , God proclaiming peace , Yet live in hatred , enmity and strife Among themselves , and levy cruel wars ...
... From hell continu'd , reaching th ' utmost orb Of this frail world ; by which the spirits perverse With eafie intercourse pass to and fro , 1031 To tempt or punish mortals , except whom God and good Angels guard by special grace .
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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