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Shall we then live thus vile , the race of Heaven Thus trampled , thus expell'd to
suffer here 195 Chains and these torments ? better these than worse , By my
advice ; since fate inevitable Subdues us , and omnipotent decree , The Victor's ...
265 By force impossible , by leave obtain'd Unacceptable , though in Heaven ,
our state CS splendid vassalage ; but rather seek Our own good from ourselves ,
and from our own Live to ourselves , though in this vast recess , Free , and to
... not our safe retreat Beyond his potent arm , to live exempt From Heaven's high
jurisdiction , in new league Banded against his throne , but to remain 320 In
strictest bondage , though thus far removed Under the inevitable curb , reserved
... 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 , Wasting the earth , each other to
... Where all life dies , death lives , and nature hreeds , Perverse , all monstrous ,
all prodigious things , 625 Abominable , inutterable , and worse S han fables yet
have feign'd , or fear conceived , Gorgons , and Hydras , and Chimeras dire .
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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