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... 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 .
... 100 106 And fhook his throne . What tho ' the field be loft ? 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 ? ) ...
361 And Pow'rs ! that earft in heaven fat on thrones ; Tho ' of their names in heav'nly records now Be no memorial ; blotted out and ras'd , By their rebellion , from the books of life . Nor had they yet among the fons of Eve Got them ...
... till then as one fecure Sate on His throne , upheld by old repute , Confent , or custom , and his regal state Put forth at full , but ftill His ftrength conceal'd , Which tempted our attempt , and wrought our fall .
... directed by Chaos , the Power of that place , to the fight of this new world which he fought . C4 HIGH IGH on a throne of royal state , which Book 11. PARADISE LOST . 31 feveral ways, and to several imployments, ...
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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