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Say firft , ( for heav'n hides nothing from thy view , Nor the deep tract of hell ) fay firft what cause Mov'd our grand Parents , in that happy state Favour'd of heav'n fo highly , to fall off From B 2 Book 1. PARADISE LOST . 3 OF ...
If thou beeft He-- But O how fall'n ! how chang'd From him , who in the happy realms of light 85 Cloath'd with transcendent brightness , didft out - fhine Myriads tho ' bright ! If He , whom mutual league , United thoughts and counsels ...
... 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 !
Farewel happy fields , Where joy for ever dwells ! hail horrors ! hail Infernal world ! and thou profoundest hell Receive thy new poffeffor ! One , who brings A mind not to be chang'd by place or time .
The happier state In heav'n , which follows dignity , might draw 25 Envy from each inferior : but who here Will envy whom the highest place exposes Foremost to stand against the Thunderer's aim , Your bulwark ; and condemns to greateft ...
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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
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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