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Go whither fate and inclination strong 265 Leads thee ; I shall not lag behind , nor
err The way , thou leading , such a scent I draw Of carnage , prey innumerable ,
and taste The favour of Death from all things there that live . Nor shall I to the ...
While yet we live , scarce one short hour perhaps , Between us two let there be
peace , both joining , As join'd in injuries , one enmity 925 Against a foe by doom
express assign'd us , That cruel serpent ! On me exercise not Thy hatred for this ...
... vengeful ire , than so To be forestall'd : much more I fear lest death , So snatch'
d , will not exempt us from the pain , 1025 We are by doom to pay . Rather such
acts Of contumacy will provoke the Highest , 1 1 1020 To make death in us live ...
To make death in us live ! Then , let us seek Some safer resolution , which
methinks I have in view , calling to mind with heed 1030 Part of our sentence ,
that „ thy feed shall bruise „ The Serpents head : “ Piteous amends ! unless Be
A Poem in Twelve Books. 2 John Milton. reie . The smell of peace tow'rd mankind
: let him live Before thee reconcild , at least his days Number'd , tho ' sad . , till
Death , his doom , which I 40 To mitigate thus plead , not to reverse , To better life
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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