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Of Man ' s first disobedience , and the fruit Of that forbidden tree , whose mortal
tasto Brought death into tle world , and all our wce , With loss of Eden , tili . one
greater Man Restore us , and regain the blissful seat , Sing , heavenly Muse , that
Seest thou yon dreary plain , forlorn and wild , 180 The seat of desolation , void of
light , Save what the glimmering of these livid flames Casts pale and dreadful ?
Thit ? ier let us tend From off the tossing of these fiery waves ; There rest , if any ...
... to have scaped the Stygian food As Gods , and by their own recorcr ' d strength
, 249 Vot by the sufferance of supernal Povrer . is this the region , this the soil ,
the clime , 235 Said then the lost Archangel , this the seat That PARADISE LOST :
Said then the lost Archangel , this the seat That we must rhange for Heaven ; this
mournful glorna For that celestial light ? 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 ...
... durst fix Their seats long after next the seat of God , Their altars by his altar ;
Gods ado : ed Among the nations round : and durs ! abide Jehovah thundering
out of Sion , throned Between the cherubim ; yea , often placid Within his
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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