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... Angels , and ye Pow'rs return'd From unsuccessful charge ! be not dismay'd ,
35 Nor troubl'd at these tidings from the earth , Which your fincerest care could
not prevent , Foretold so lately , what would come to pass , When first this t'empter
... while appear'd unfought : Or come I less confpicious ? Or what change Absents
thee ? Or what change detains ? Come forth : He came , and with him Eve , more
loth , tho ' first 100 1 110 To offend , discountenanc'd both , and discompos'd i ...
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 .
Now had they brought the work , by won . drous art Pontifical , a ridge of pendent
rock Over the vex'd Abyss , following the track Of Satan , to the self - fame place ,
where he : 315 First lighted from his wing , and landed safe ! From out of Chaos ...
Dominion exercise , and in the air , 400 Chiefly on Man , sole Lord of all declar'd :
Him first make sure your thrall , and lastly kill . My substitutes I send you , and
create Plenipotent on earth , of matchless might Muing from me ; on your joint
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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