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Be it so ! since he , 245 Who r . ow is Sov ' reign , can dispose and bid What shall
be right : furthest from him is best , Whom reason hath equal ' d , force hath made
supreme Above his equals . Farewell , happy fields , Where joy for ever dwells !
110 For dignity composed , and ligh exploit : But all was false and hollow ; tliough
his tongue Drepp ' d manna , and could make the worse appear The better
reason , to perplex and dash Maturcst counsels : for his thoughts were low 115 '
225 Thus Belial , with words clothed in reason ' s garb , Counsel ' d ignoble caso ,
and peacerul sloth , Not peace : And after him thus Mammon spake Either to
disenthrone the King of Heaven We war , if war be best , or to regain Vur own
430 Wita reason hath deep silence and demur Scized us , though undismay ' d :
Long is the ways And hard , that out of Hell leads up to light ; Our prison strong ;
this huge convex of fire , Dutrageous to devour , immures us round Vincfold ; and
Suspended Hell , and took with ravishment The thronging audience . In discourse
more svent ( For eloquence the soul , song charms the sense , ) 550 Others apart
sat on a hill retired , In thoughts more elevate , and reason ' d high Of ...
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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