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... certainly not yet accursed , ) but in a place of utter darkness fitliest called
Chaos : Here Satan with his Angels lying on the burning lake , thunderstruck and
astonished , after a certain space recovers , as from confusion , calls up him who
... for Thou know ' st , Thou from the first Wast present , and with mighty wings
outspread 20 Dovelike sat ' st brooding on the vast abyss , And madest it
pregnant : What in me is dark , Illumine ; what is low , raise and support ; That in
the height ...
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
... out of Sion , throned Between the cherubim ; yea , often placed Within his
sanctuary itself their shrines , Abominations ; and with cursed things His holy rites
and solemn feasts profaned , And with their darkness durst affront his light .
... pit shall never hold Celestia . Spirils in bondage , nor the abyss Long under
darkness cover . But these thoughts Full counsel must mature · Peace is despair '
d ; 666 For who can think submission ? War then , War 20 PARADISE LOST . B .
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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