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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 ...
... but that the will And high permission of all - ruling Heaven Left him at large to
his own dark designs ; That with reiterated crimes he might Heap on himself
damnation , while he sought 235 Evil to others ; and , enraged , might see How
all his ...
Nor did they not perceive the evil plight 333 In which they were , nor the fierce
pains not feel ; Yet to their General ' s voice they soon obey ' d , Innumerable . As
when the potent rod Of Amram ' s son , in Egypt ' s evil day , Waved round the ...
Our greatness will appear Then most conspicuous , when great things of small ,
Usefui of hurtful , prosperous of advérse , We can create ; and in what place soe '
er Thrive under evil , and work ease out of pain , Through labour and endurance
Of good and evil much they argued then . Of happiness and final misery , Passion
and apathy , and glory and shame ; Vain wisdom all , and false philosophy ! 565
Yet , with a pleasing sorcery , could charm Pain for a while or anguish , and ...
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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
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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