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BOOK X. the eye Mean ean while the hainous and despiteful act Of Satan , done
in Paradise , and how He in the serpent had perverted Eve , Her husband the , to
taste the fatal fruit , Was known in Heav'n : for wbat can ' scape 5 Of God all ...
More to know Concern'd not man , lince he no further knew , 170 Nor alter'd his
offence : yet God at last To Satan first in fin his doom apply'd , Though in
mysterious terms , judg'd as then belt : And on the Serpent thus his curse let , fall .
So spake this oracle , then verify'd , When Jesus son of Mary , second Eve , Saw
Satan fall , like lightning , down from Heav'n , Prince of the air : then rising from
his grave 135 Spoild Principalitics and Pow'rs , triumph'd In open shew ; and ,
O fon ! why fit we here each other ' viewing 235 Idly , while Satan our great author
thrives In other worlds , and happier seat provides For us his offspring dear ? It
cannot be But that success attends him : if mishap , Ere this he had return'd , with
te Over this main from Hell to that new world , Where Satan now prevails , a
monument Of merit high to all th ' infernal hoft ; Easing their pasage hence , for
intercourse , 260 Or tranfmigration , as their lot shall lead . Nor can I miss the way
, so ...
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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