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To these Satan directs his speech , comforts them with hope yet of regaining
Heaven , but tells them lastly of a new world and new kind of creature to be
created , according to an ancient prophecy or report in Heaven ; for , that Angels
... otherg dissuade : A third proposal is preferred , mentioned before by Satan , to
search the truth of that prophecy or tradition in Heaven concerning another world
, and another kind of creature equal or not much inferior to themselves , about ...
Thither let us bend all our thoughts , to learn What creatures there inhabit , of
what mould , 355 Or substance , how endued , and what their power And where
their weakness , how attempted best , By force or subtlety . Though Heaven be
Devil with Devil damn'd Firm concord holds ; men only disagree Of creatures
rational , though under hope Of heavenly grace : and , God proclaiming peace ,
Yet live in hatred , enmity , and strife 500 Among themselves , and levy cruel wars
... a place of bliss In the purlieus of Heaven , and therein placed A race of upstart
creatures , to supply Perhaps our vacant room ; though more removed , 835 Lest
Heaven , surcharged with potent multitude , Might hap to move new broils .
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LibraryThing ReviewRevisiˇ d'Usuari - 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. Llegeix la ressenya completa
LibraryThing ReviewRevisiˇ d'Usuari - 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 ... Llegeix la ressenya completa