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With hideous ruin and combustion , down To bottomless perdition ; there to dwell
In adamantine chains and penal fire , . . Who durst defy the Omnipotent to arms .
Nine t ' mes the space that measures day and night 50 To mortal men , he with ...
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
Farewell , happy fields , Where joy for ever dwells ! Hail horrors ! hail , 250
Infernal world ! 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 ...
... worse 85 That to dwell here , driven out from bliss , condemn ' d In this
abhorred deep to utter woe ; Where pain of unextinguishable fire Must exercise
us without hope of end , The vassals of his anger , when the scourge Inexorably ,
and the ...
... with neighbouring And opportune excursion , we may chance 396 Reenter
Heaven ; or else in some mild zone Dwell , not unvisited of Heaven ' s fair light ,
Secure ; and at the brightening orient beam Purge off this gloom : the soft
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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