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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 ...
Favour'd of heav'n fo highly , to fall off From their Creator , and tranfgrefs His will For one restraint , lords of the world befides ? Who firft feduc'd them to that foul revolt ? Th'infernal ferpent ! he it was , whose guile ...
Such place eternal juftice had prepar'd For those rebellious ; here their prifon ordain'd , In utter darkness ; and their portion fet ༡༠ As far remov'd from God , and light of heav'n , As from the centre thrice to th ' utmoft Pole .
... brought along Innumerable force of spirits arm'd , That durft diflike his reign : and me preferring , His utmost pow'r with adverse pow'r oppos'd , In dubious battel on the plains of heav'n , 100 106 And fhook his throne .
We may , with more fuccessful hope , refolve To wage by force or guile eternal war , Irreconcileable to our grand foe : Who now triumphs , and in th ' excess of joy Sole reigning , holds the tyranny of heav'n . So fpake th ' apoftate ...
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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