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... revolting froin God , and drawing to his side many legions of Angels , was , by
the com mand of God , driven out of liever , with all his crew , icto tho peat deep .
Which action passed over , ine Puem hastros inta The iniilst of things , presenting
... sat st / brooding outle vast abyss , And madest it pregnant : What in me is dark ,
Illumine ; what is low , raise and support ; That in the height of this great argument
I may assert Eternal Providence , 25 And justify the ways of God to men .
Nor had they yet among the sons of Eve 364 Got them new names ; till ,
wandering o ' er the earth , Through God ' s high sufferance for the trial of man ,
By fulsities and lies the greatest part Of mankind they corrupted to forsake God
440 Their Living Strength , and unfrequented loft His righteous altar , bowing
lowly down To bestial Gods , for which their heads as low 435 Bow ' d down in
battle , sunk before the spear of despicable foes . With these in troon Came
A leper once he lost , and gain ' d a king ; Aliaz , luis sottish conqueror , whom he
drew God ' s altar to disparage , and displace , For one of Syrian mode , whereon
to burn His odious offerings , and adore the Gods Whom he had vanquish ' 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