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To whom thus Adam sore beset reply'd , O Heav'n ! in evil ftrait this day . I stand
125 Before my Judge , either to undergo Myself the total crime , or to accnse My
other felf , the partner of my life : Whose failing , while her faith to me remains , I ...
Who of all ages to succeed , but feeling The evil on him brought by me , will curse
My head ? Ill fare our ancestor impure ! 735 For this we may thank Adam ! but his
thanks Shall be the execration : so besides Mine own that bide upon me , all ...
Thus Adam to himself lamented loud 845 Through the still night , not now , as ere
man fell , Wholesome and cool , and mild ; but with black air Accompanied : with
damps and dreadful gloom ; Which to his evil conscience represented All things ...
But strive In offices of love , how we may lighten 960 Each other's burden , in our
share of woe : Since this day's death denounc'd , if ought I see , Will prove no
sudden but a slow - pac'd evil ; A long day's dying to augment our pain , And to
O Sons ! like one of Us man is become , To know both good and evil , since his
taste 85 Of that defended fruit : but let him boast His knowledge of good loft , and
evil got : Happier ! had it suffic'd him , to have known Good by itself ; and evil not ...
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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