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To these Satan directs his speech : comforts them with hope yet of regaining Heaven , but tells them lastly of a new world and a new kind of creature to be created according to an ancient prophecy , or report in Heaven ; for that angels ...
... darknesso visible Served only to discover sights of woe , Regions of sorrow , doleful shades , where peace And rest can never dwell ; hope ° never comes : That comes to all ; but torture without end Still BOOK 1 ] 7 PARADISE LOST.
if he , whom mutual league , United thoughts and counsels , equal hope And hazard in the glorious enterprise , Joined with me once , now misery hath joined 90 In equal ruin ; into what pit thou seest , 100 From what highth fall'n ...
... We may with more successful hope resolve To wage , by force or guile , eternal war , Irreconcilable to our grand Foe , Who now triumphs , and in the excess of joy Sole reigning , holds the tyranny of heaven .
... reassembling our afflicted powers , Consult how we may henceforth most offend Our enemy ; our own loss how repair ; How overcome this dire calamity ; What reënforcement we may gain from hope ; If not , what resolution from despair .
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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