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To whom The gracious Judge without revile reply'd . , My voice thou oft haft heard
, and hast not fear'd , But still rejoic'd : how is it now become 120 So dreadful to
thee ? That thou art naked , who Had told thee ? Hast thou eaten of the tree ...
Because thou hast done this , thou art accurft 175 Above all cattle , each beast of
the field ; Upon thy belly groveling thou shalt go ; And dust [ halt eat , all the days
of thy life ? Between thee and thee woman I will put Eninity and between thine ...
O Conscience ! into what abyss of fears And horrors hast thou driv'n me ? Out of
which I find no way , from deep to deeper plung'd ! Thus Adam to himself
lamented loud 845 Through the still night , not now , as ere man fell , Wholesome
... wander down Into a lower world ; to this obscure And wild ? How shall we
breathe in other air Less pure , accustom'd to immortal fruits ? 085 Whom thus the
Angel interrupted mild : Lament not , Eve , put patiently resign , What juftly thou
... had spread All generations ; and had hither come From all the ends of th ' earth
, to celebrate 345 And reverence thee their great progenitor , But this
praeeminence thou hast loft , brought down To dwell on even ground now with
thy sons .
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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