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If then his providenceOut of our evil seek to bring forth good , Our labour must be
to pervert that end , And out of good etill to find means of evil ; Which ofttimes may
succeed so as perhaps 155 165 ANN Shull grieve him , if I fail not , PARADISE ...
... might see How all his malice served but to bring forth Infinite goodness , grace ,
and mercy , shown On Man by him seduced ; but on himself Treble confusion ,
wrath , and vengeance , pour ' d . 220 Forthwith upright he rears from off the pool
And thou , profoundest Hell , Receive thy new possessor ! one who brings A mind
not to be changed by place or time : The mind is its own place , and in itself Can
make a Heaven of Hell , a Hell of Heaven . 255 What matter where , if I be still ...
... and to the place conformid In temper and in nature , will receive Familiar the
fierce heat , and void of pain ; This horror will grow mild , this darkness light ; 220
Besides what hope the never ending flight Of future days may bring , what
635 As when far off at sea a fleet descried Hangs on the clouds , by equinoctial
winds Close sailing from Bengala , or the isles Of Ternate and Tidore , whence
merchants bring Their spicy drugs ; they , on the trading flood , 640 Through 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