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... the rest , Millions that stand in arms and longing wait The signal to ascend , sit
lingering here , Heaven's fugitives , and for their dwelling - place Accept this dark
opprobrious den of shame , The prison of his tyranny who reigns By our delay ?
For he , be sure , In highth or depth , still first and last will reign Sole king , and of
his kingdom lose no part By our revolt ; but over hell extend His empire , and with
iron scepter rule Us here , as with his golden those in heaven . What sit we then ...
Wherefore do I assume 450 These royalties , and not refuse to reign , Refusing to
accept as great a share Of hazard as of honor , due alike To him who reigns , and
so much to him due Of hazard more as he above the rest High honored sits ?
And reckonest thou thyself with spirits of heaven , Hell - doomed , and breathest
defiance here and scorn , Where I reign king , and , to enrage thee more , Thy
king and lord ? Back to thy punishment , False fugitive ! and to thy speed add
I forewarn thee , shun His deadly arrow ; neither vainly hope To be invulnerable
in those bright arms , Though tempered heavenly ; for that mortal dint , Save he
who reigns above , none can resist . ” She finished ; and the subtle fiend his lore
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This is by far my favorite edition of Paradise Lost. Since the text is full of archaic references, understanding what is meant can often be difficult (and result in a lot of trips to reference books ... Læs hele anmeldelsen