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... heard , Now walking in the garden , by soft winds Brought to their ears while
day declin'd : they heard , And from his presence hid themselves , among The
thickest trees , both man and wife : till God Approaching , thus to Adam call'd
1 now 1 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread , 205 Till thou return unto the
ground ; for thou Out of the ground wast taken , know thy birth , For dust thou art ,
and shalt to dust return . So judg'd he Man , both Judge and Saviour sent ; And ...
Great joy was at their meeting , and at light 350 Of that ftupendous bridge his joy
increas'd . Long he admiring stood , till Sin , his fair Inchanting daugther , thus the
filence broke . O parent ! these are thy magnific deeds , Tby trophies , which ...
Thou haft atchiev'd our liberty , confin'd Within Hell gates till now : Thou us
impower'd To fortify thus far , and ever - lay 370 With this portentous bridge the
dark Abyss . Thinę now is all this world ; thy virtue bath won , What thy hands
builded not ...
His visage drawn he selt to sharp and spare ; His arms clung to his ribs ; his legs
entwining Bach other , till supplanted down he fell A monstrous serpent on his
belly prone , Reluctant ; but in vain , a greater pow'r 515 Now ruld him , punish'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