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Thinę now is all this world ; thy virtue bath won , What thy hands builded not : thy
wisdom gain'd With odds , what war hath lost : and fully aveng'd Our foil in Heav'n
: here thou shalt Monarch reign , 375 There didst not : there let him still victor ...
Thrones , Dominations , Princedoms , Virtues , Pow'rs ! 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 ,
... reach : but with the serpent meeting Fool'd and beguild , by him thou , I by thee
880 To trust thee from my side ; imagin'd wise , Constant , mature , proof against
all assaults , And understood not all was but a show Rather than sólid virtue ; all ...
... and roll the eye To those , that sober race of men , whose lives Religious titled
them the fons of God , Shall yield up all their virtue , all their fame Ignobly ! to the
trains and to the ( miles Of these fair atheists ; and now swim in joy , 625 Erelong
For in those days might only shall be admir'd , And valor and heroic virtue call'd :
690 To overcome in battel , and subdue Nations , and bring home spoils with
infinite Man- slaughter , shall be held the highest pitch Of human glory , and for ...
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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