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Shall we then live thus vile , the race of Heavyn Thus trampled , thus expellid to
suffer hero 195 Chains and these torments ? better these than worso , By my
advice ; since fate inevitable Subdues us , and omnipotent decree , - The Victor '
... stato Oi spluudid vassaia vc ; but rather seer Our own good from ourselves ,
and from our own Live to ourselves , though in this vast recess , Free , and lo '
nonc accountable , preferring 250 Ilara liberty before the casy yoke Of servile
... Bevond his potent arm , to live exempt From Heaven ' s high jurisdiction , in
new league Banded against his thirone , but to remain 3201 In strictest bondage ,
though thus far renoved Under the inevitable curb , reserved His captive
495 O shame to men : Devil with Devil damn ' d Firm concord holds ; men only
disagree Of creatures rational , though under hope Of heavenly grace : and , God
proclaiming peace , Yet live in hatred , enmity , and strife 500 Among themselves
... Where all life dies , death lives , and nature hrceds , Perverse , all monstrous ,
all prodigious things , 625 Abominable , inutterable , and worse I han fables yet
have feign ' d , or fear conceived , Gorgons , and Hydras , and Chimeras dire .
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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