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On his bad errand ; Man should be seduc'd , And flatter'd out of all , believing lies
Against his Maker : no decree of mine Concurring to necellitate his fall , Or touch
with lightest moment of impulse : 45 His free will , to her own inclining left , In ...
As when a flock Of ravenous fowl , though many a league remote , Against the
day of battel , to a field , 275 Where armies lie incamp'd , come flying , lur'd With
scent of living carcasles , design'd For death the following day , in bloody fight :
... him overweening To over reach : but with the serpent meeting Fool'd and
beguild , by him thou , I by thee 880 To trust thee from my side ; imagin'd wise ,
Constant , mature , proof against all assaults , And understood not all was but a
... Against a foe by doom express assign'd us , That cruel serpent ! On me
exercise not Thy hatred for this misery befall'n : On me already lost ! Me , than
thyself More miserable ! both have finn'd ; but thou 930 Against God only ; I
against God ...
1040 No more be mention'd then of violence Against ourselves ; and wilful
barrenness , That cuts us off from hope ; and favors only Rancor and pride ,
impatience and despite , Reluctance against God , and his just yoke 1045 Faid
on our ...
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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