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460 For in pollession such , not only of right , I call you and declare you now ;
return'd Successful beyond hope , to lead you forth Triumphant out of this infernal
pit Abominable , accurs'd , the house of woe , 465 And dungeon of our tyrant !
Fond wish ! couldst thou fupport That burden heavier ; than the earth to bear ; 835
Than all the world much heavier ; though divided With that bad woman ? Thus
what thou defir'ft And what thou fear'ft , alike destroys all hope Of refuge ; and ...
But if thou judge it hard and difficult , Conversing , looking , loving , to abstain
From love's due rites , nuptial embraces sweet , And with desire to languilh
without hope , 995 Before the present object languishing With like desire , which
1040 No more be mention'd then of violence Against ourselves ; and wilful
barrenness , That cuts us off from hope ; and favors only Rancor and pride ,
impatience and despite , Reluctance against God , and his just yoke 1045 Faid
on our ...
Leucothea wak'd ; and with fresh dews inbalm'd 135 The earth ; when Adam ,
and first matron Eve , Had ended now their orisons ; and found Strength added
from above ; new hope to spring Qut of despair ; joy , but with fear yet link'd :
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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