Paradise Lost: A Poem in Twelve Books

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J.M. Dent, 1903 - 372 sider
 

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Brugeranmeldelse  - 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. Læs hele anmeldelsen

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Brugeranmeldelse  - 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 ... Læs hele anmeldelsen

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Side 320 - lost Some natural tears they dropped, but wiped them soon ; The world was all before them, where to choose Their place of rest, and Providence their guide. They, hand in hand, with wandering steps and slow, Through Eden took their solitary way. THE END OF
Side 62 - Not equal, as their sex not equal seemed ; For contemplation he and valour formed, For softness she and sweet attractive grace ; He for God only, she for God in him. His fair large front and eye sublime declared Absolute rule ; and hyacinthine locks Round from his parted forelock manly hung Clustering, but
Side 22 - In bigness to surpass Earth's giant sons, Now less than smallest dwarfs, in narrow room Throng numberless—like that pygmean race 780 Beyond the Indian mount ; or faery elves, Whose midnight revels, by a forest-side Or fountain, some belated peasant sees, Or dreams he sees, while overhead the Moon Sits arbitress, and nearer to the Earth
Side 60 - Flowers worthy of Paradise, which not nice Art In beds and curious knots, but Nature boon Poured forth profuse on hill, and dale, and plain, Both where the morning sun first warmly smote The open field, and where the unpierced shade Imbrowned the noontide bowers. Thus was A happy
Side 3-13 - Their own revolt, not I. If I foreknew, Foreknowledge had no influence on their fault, Which had no less proved certain .unforeknown. So without least impulse or shadow of fate, 120 Or aught by me immutably foreseen, They trespass, authors to themselves in all, Both what they judge and what they choose ; for
Side 3-11 - So much the rather thou, Celestial Light, Shine inward, and the mind through all her Irradiate ; there plant eyes ; all mist from thence Purge and disperse, that I may see and tell Of things invisible to mortal sight. powers
Side 161 - Again God said, " Let there be firmament Amid the waters, and let it divide The waters from the waters ! " And God made The firmament, expanse of liquid, pure, Transparent, elemental air diffused In circuit to the uttermost convex
Side 121 - maintained 30 Against revolted multitudes the cause Of truth, in word mightier than they in arms, And for the testimony of truth hast borne Universal reproach, far worse to bear Than violence ; for this was all thy care— To stand approved in sight of God, though worlds Judged thee perverse. The easier conquest now

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