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So judg'd he Man , both Judge and Saviour sent ; And th'instant stroke of Death ,
denounc'd that day , 210 Remov'd far off : then , pitying how they stood Before
him naked to the air , that now Must suffer change , disdain'd not to begin ...
Disabled not to give thee thy deaths wound : Which he , who comes thy Saviour ,
shall recure , Not by destroying Satan , but his works , In thee and in thy seed .
Nor can this be , 395 But by fulfilling that , which thou didst want , Obedience to
1 Appear of respiration to the juft , 540 And vengeance to the wicked : at return Of
Him fo lately promisd to thy aid , The Woman's Seed ; obscurely then foretold ,
Now amplier known thy Saviour , and thy Lord ; Last in the clouds from Heav'n to
So they in Heav'n their odes and vigils tund : Mean while the Son of God , who
yet some days Lodg'd in Bethabara , where Jobu baptiz'l , 185 How best the
mighty work he might begin Of Saviour to mankind , and which way first Publish
405 To whom our Saviour Iternly thus reply'd . Defervediy thou griev'st , compos'd
of lies From the beginning , and in lies wilt end ; Wło boast'st release from Hell ,
and leave to come Into the Heav'n of Heav'ns ; thou com'ft indeed , 410 As a ...
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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