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Nevertheless , the constant st and settled darkness that is before me , as well by
night as by day , seems nearer to the whitith than " the blackish ; and the eye ,
rolling itself a little , • seems to admit I know not what little fmalness of " light , as ...
... things , presenting Satan , with his angets , now fallen into hell , defcribed béré
, not in the centre , ( for beaven and earth may be supposed as yet not made ,
certainly not yet accursed ) , but in a place of utter darkness , fitlieft called Chaos .
... it pregnant : what in me is dark , - , Illumine ; what is low , raise and support ;
That to the height of this great argument 15 : 1 I may assert eternal Providence ,
25 And justify D'6.
The dismal situation waste and wild ; 60 A dungeon horrible on all fides round As
one great furnace flam'd , yet from those flames No light , but rather darkness
visible Serv'd only to discover fights of woe , Regions of sorrow , doleful shades ...
... large to his own dark designs ; That with reiterated crimes he might Heap on
himself damnation , while he fought 215 Evil to others ; and enrag'd might see
How all his malice serv'd but to bring forth Infinite goodness , grace and mercy
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LibraryThing ReviewBrugeranmeldelse - 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
LibraryThing ReviewBrugeranmeldelse - 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