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25 About the new - arriv'd , in multitudes Th'ethereal people ran , to hear and
know How all befel : they towards the Throne supreme Accountable made hafte
to make appear With righteous plea their utmost vigilance ; 30 And easily
O voice once heard Delightfully , Increase and multiply ; 730 Now death to hear !
For what can I increase , Or multiply , but curses on my head ? Who of all ages to
succeed , but feeling The evil on him brought by me , will curse My head ?
Now therefore bend thine 30 To supplication ; hear his fighs though mute !
Unthilful with what words to pray , let me Interpret for him ; me , his advocate And
propitiation ; all his works on me , Good or 110t good ingraft : My merit those 35
1 Ere thou from hence depart , know , I am fent To show thee , whát shall come in
future days To thee and to thy offspring : good with bad Expect to hear , supernal
grace contending With sinfulness of men ; thereby to learn 360 True patience ...
And looking down , to see the hubbub strage , 60 And hear the din : thus was the
building left Ridiculous ; and the work Confufion nam'd .. Whereto thus Adam ,
fatherly displeasd . O execrable fon ! fo to aspire Above his brethren ; to himself ...
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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