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Soon th ' unwelcome 20 аз news From earth arriv'd at Heaven gate , difpleas'd All
were , who heard : dim sadness did not spare That time celestial visages ; yet mix
'd With pity , violated not their bliss . 25 About the new - arriv'd , in multitudes ...
... from wrath more cool , 95 Came , the mild Judge , and Intercessor both , To
sentence man : the voice of God they heard , Now walking in the garden , by soft
winds Brought to their ears while day declin'd : they heard , And from his
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 ...
Which when the Lord God heard , without delay To judgment He proceeded on th
' accus'd Serpent though brute unable to transfer 165 The guilt on him , who
made him instrument Of mischief , and polluted from the end Of his creation ;
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 ?
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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