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Into this wild abyss , 910 The womb of Nature and perhaps her grave , Of neither
sea , nor shore , nor air , nor fire , But all these in their pregnant causes mix ' d
Confusedly , and which thus must ever fight , Unless the Almighty Maker them ...
... They trespass , authors to themselves in all Both what they judge and what
they choose ; for 80 I form ' d them free ; and free they must remain , Till they
enthral themselves ; I else must change 125 Their nature , and revoke the nigh
280 Thou , therefore , whom thou only canst redeem , Their nature also to thy
nature join ; And be thyself Man among men on earth , Made flesh , when time
shall be , of virgin seed , By wondrous birth : Be thou in Adam ' s room 285 T ' he
... hands than ours to lop their wanton growth Those blossoms also , and those
dropping gums , 630 That lie bestrown , unsightly and unsmooth , Ask riddance ,
if we mean to tread with ease ; Meanwhile , as Nature wills , night bids us rest .
30 Awakı : the morning shines , and the fresh field 20 Calls us ; we lose the prime
, to mark how sp ing Our tender plants , how blows the citron grove , What drops
the myrrh , and what the balmy reed , How nature paints her colours , how the ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - 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. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - 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 ... Read full review