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True is , me also he hath judg'd , or rather . Mc not , but the brute serpent , in Book
X. 21 PARADISE LOST .
... Lest that pure breath of life , the spirit of man Which God inspir'd , cannot
together perilh 785 With this corporeal clod : then , in the grave , Or in some other
dismal place , who knows But I shall die a living death ? O thought Horrid , if true !
1 Ere thou from hence depart , know , I am fent To show thee , whát shall come in
future days To thee and to thy offspring : good with bad Expect to hear , supernal
grace contending With sinfulness of men ; thereby to learn 360 True patience ...
True opener of mine eyes , prime angel blest ! Much better seems this vision ,
and more hope Of peaceful days portends , than those two past : 600 Those were
of hate , and death , or pain much worse : Here Nature seems fulfill'd in all her ...
Those , whom last thou saw'st In triumph and luxurious wealth , are they First
seen in acts of prowess eminent And great exploits ; exploits ; but of true virtue
void : 790 Who having spilt much blood , and done much waste , Subduing
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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