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At once delight and horror on us feife , Thou fing'ft with so much gravity and ease ; And above human flight dost soar aloft , With plume fo ftrong , fo equal , and fo foft ! The bird nam'd from that Paradise You fing So never flags ...
At once , as far as angels ken , he views 35 40 55 Referv'd him to more wrath : for now the thought Both of loft happiness , and lasting pain , Torments him . Round he throws his baleful eyes , That witness'd huge affliction and dismay ...
If He , whom mutual league , United thoughts and counsels , equal hope , And hazard in the glorious enterprize , ` 80 90 Join'd with me once , now misery hath join'd B 3 Book 1 . 5 PARADISE LOST . The difmal fituation waste and wild : .
90 Join'd with me once , now misery hath join'd In equal ruin ! Into what pit thou seeft , From what height fall'n ; fo much the stronger prov'd He with his thunder ! and till then who knew 95 The force of thofe dire arms ?
But wherefore let we then our faithful friends , Th ' affociates and copartners of our lofs , Lye thus aftonish'd on th ' oblivious pool , And call them not to share with us their part In this unhappy manfion : or once more With rallied ...
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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