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PARADISE LOST . BOOK I. The first Book proposes , first in brief , the whole
subject , Man's dir . obedience , and the loss thereupon of Paradise wherein he
was placed : Then touches the prime cause of his Fall , the Serpent , or rather
Satan in ...
... the Omnipotent to arms . Nine times the space that measures day and night 50
To mortal men , he with his horrid crew Lay vanquish'd , rolling in the fiery gulf ,
Confounded , though immortal : But his doom Reserved him 4 PARADISE LOST .
Confounded , though immortal : But his doom Reserved him to more wrath ; for
now the thought Both of lost happiness , and lasting pain , 55 Torments him :
round he throws his baleful eyes , That witness'd huge affliction and dismay Mix'd
What though the field be lost ? All is not lost ; the unconquerable will , 106 And
study of revenge , immortal hate , And courage never to submit or yield , And
what is else not to be overcome ; That glory never shall his wrath or might 110
... That with sad overthrow , and foul defeat , 135 Hath lost us Heaven , and all
this mighty hust In horrible destruction laid thus low , As far as Gods and
heavenly essencos Can perish : for the mind and spirit remains Invincible , and
vigour soon ...
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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