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Wouldst thou admit for ' his contempt of thee That proud excuse ? Yet him , not
thy election , But natural necessity begot . 765 God made thee of choice his own ,
and of his own To serve him ; thy reward was of his grace , Thy punishment then
Such fire to use , And what may else be remedy or cure To evils , which our own
misdeeds have wrought , 1080 He will instruct us praying , and of grace
Beseeching him . So as we need not fear To pass commodiously this life , fustain'
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Thus hus thcy in lowliest plight repentant stood Praying ; for from the mercy - seat
above , Prevenient grace defcending , had remov'd The stony from their hearts ,
and made new flelli Regenerate grow instead ; that fighs now breath'd 5 ...
See , Father , what first fruits on earth are sprung From ' thy implanted grace in
man ! these fighs And pray'rs , which in this golden censer , mix'd With incense ,
Ithy Priest before thee bring : 25 Fruits of more pleasing favor from thy seed ,
Heav'n's high - behest no preface needs : Sufficient that thy pray'rs are heard ,
and Death , Then due by sentence when thou didst tranfgress , Defeated of his
seisure may day's Giv'n thee of grace , wherein thou may'ft repent , 255 And one
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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