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Within his sanctuary itself their shrines , Abominations ; and with cursed things
His holy rites and solemn feasts profaned , 390 And with their darkness durst
affront his light . Firsto Moloch , horrid king , besmeared with blood Of human
And here let those Who boast in mortal things , and , wondering , tell Of Babelo
and the works of Memphian kings , Learn how their greatest monuments of fame ,
And strength , and art , are easily outdone By spirits reprobate , and in an hour ...
Our greatness will appear Then most conspicuous when great things of small ,
Useful of hurtful , prosperous of adverse , We can create , and in what place soe'
er 250 Thrive under evil , and work ease out of pain Through labor and
All things invite To peaceful counsels , and the settled state Of order , how in
safety best we may 280 Compose our present evils , with regard Of what we are
and where , dismissing quite All thoughts of war . Ye have what I advise . " He
With full assent They vote ; whereat his speech he thus renews : “ Wello have ye
judged , well ended long debate , 390 Synod of gods ! and , like to what ye are ,
Great things resolved ; which from the lowest deep Will once more lift us up , in ...
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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