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Lyrical prose, great to read to babies. - weRead
It's insipid and boring with literally zero plot. - Goodreads
Best characterization of satan ever! - Goodreads
Great other than the painful writing style. - Goodreads
I enjoyed the portrayal of Satan's thinking. - Goodreads
I had the best introduction to this epic poem. - Goodreads
Review: Paradise Lost (Paradise #1)User Review - Isaac - Goodreads
Long, dense, syntactically hard to parse. Yet filled with lush imagery and mythical/biblical allusion. I got a little bored with the twelfth and last book because it's mostly just detailing events of ... Read full review
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Review: Paradise Lost (Paradise #1)User Review - Life Between Coffee Spoons - Goodreads
This is one of the most epic and inspiring works of literature ever written. The level of skill on display is amazing, from the flow to the ease of understanding. Through it, Milton crafted one of the ... Read full review
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Adam Aire Angels appear'd Arms Beast behold bliss bright Brure bting burning Lake call'd Celestial Cherub Cherubim Cloud created Creatures ctime dark datk Death deep delight didst Dispures Divine dreadful dwell e'er Earth Eatth Eternal evil eyes fair Fair Angel Faith Father feat Fiend Flours Fruit Gate giv'n Glory Gods grace hand happy hast hath heatd heatt Heav'n Heav'nly heighth Hell Hill Hoveting join'd King labour light live lost Love lyes Mankind Night o'er ordain'd pain Paradise Paradise Lost pass'd patt peace plac'd pleas'd ptime rais'd Reign reply'd rerire round Sapience Saran Satan seem'd Serpent sight sirst sliall soon spake Spirits stood sweet swert taste thee thence thine things thither thou thou hast thoughts Throne thtough Tree turn'd Vex'd voice whence wiih wings withour World
Page 98 - O thou that, with surpassing glory crowned, Look'st from thy sole dominion like the god Of this new World — at whose sight all the stars Hide their diminished heads — to thee I call, But with no friendly voice, and add thy name, 0 Sun, to tell thee how I hate thy beams, That bring to my remembrance from what state 1 fell, how glorious once above thy Sphere, Till pride and worse ambition threw me down, Warring in Heaven against Heaven's matchless King!
Page 270 - This may be well. But what if God have seen, And death ensue ? then I shall be no more ! And Adam, wedded to another Eve, Shall live with her enjoying, I extinct : A death to think ! Confirm'd then I resolve, Adam shall share with me in bliss or woe.
Page 5 - A dungeon horrible, on all sides round, As one great furnace flamed; yet from those flames No light; but rather darkness visible Served only to discover sights of woe, Regions of sorrow, doleful shades, where peace And rest can never dwell, hope never comes That comes to all, but torture without end Still urges, and a fiery deluge, fed With ever-burning sulphur unconsumed.
Page 148 - O Adam, One Almighty is, from whom All things proceed, and up to him return, If not deprav'd from good, created all Such to perfection, one first matter all, Endued with various forms, various degrees Of substance, and, in things that live, of life...
Page 23 - Of dauntless courage, and considerate pride Waiting revenge; cruel his eye, but cast Signs of remorse and passion, to behold The fellows of his crime, the followers rather (Far other once beheld in bliss), condemn'd For ever now to have their lot in pain : Millions of spirits for his fault amerced...
Page 46 - O Progeny of Heaven, Empyreal Thrones, With reason hath deep silence and demur Seized us, though undismayed : long is the way And hard, that out of Hell leads up to Light...
Page 105 - Flowers of all hue, and without thorn the rose : Another side, umbrageous grots and caves Of cool recess, o'er which the mantling vine Lays forth her purple grape, and gently creeps Luxuriant; meanwhile murmuring waters fall Down the slope hills, dispersed, or in a lake, That to the fringed bank with myrtle crown'd Her crystal mirror holds, unite their streams.
Page 177 - Yet soon he heal'd ; for spirits that live throughout Vital In every part, not as frail man In entrails, heart or head, liver or reins, Cannot but by annihilating die ; Nor in their liquid texture mortal wound Receive, no more than can the fluid air...
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