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High proof ye now have giv'n to be the race 385 Of Satan , for I glory in the name ,
Antagonist of Heav'n's Almighty King Amply have meriter of me , of all Th ' infernal
empire , thaf , so near Heav'nos door Triomphal with triumphal act have met ...
No homely morsels ! and whatever thing 605 The ( cithe of Time mowes down ,
devour unspar'd : Till I in man residing , through the race , His thoughts , his looks
, words , actions all infect ; And season him thy last and sweetest prey . This said
1 Which must be born to certain woe , de vour'd 980 By Death at last ; and
miserable it is To be to others cause of misery , Our own begotten , and of our
loins to bring Into this cursed world a woeful race ; That after wretched life must
be at last ...
... suitors ; nor important less Seem'd their petition , than when th ' ancient pair 10
In fables old , less ancient yet than these , Deucalion and chaste Pyrrha , to
restore The race of mankind drown'd , before the shrine Of Themis stood devout .
For though I fled him angry , yet recallid 330 To life prolong'd , and promis'd race I
now Gladly behold though but his utmost [ kirts Of glory , and far off his steps
adore , To whom thus Michael with regard benign . -Adam ! thou know'st Heav'n ...
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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