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... they knew , and onght t ' have still remember'd , The high injunction , not to
taste that fruit , Whoever tempted : which day not obeying , Incurr'd , what could
they less ? nalty , 15 A 10 the pe . 1 And manifold in sin , deferv'd to fall . BOOK X.
1 And manifold in sin , deferv'd to fall . Up into Heav'n from Paradise in haste Th '
Angelic Guards ascended , mute and fad For man ; for of his state by this they
knew : Much wond'ring , how the subtle fiend had stol'n Entrance unseen . Soon
But fall'n he is , and now What rests , but that the mortal Sentence pass On his
transgreflion , death denounc'd that i i day ; ' . Which he presumes already vain
and void , 50 Because not inflicted , as he fear'd , By some immediate stroke : aut
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 ,
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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