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... 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
... Wherein past , present , future he beholds , Thus to his only Son foreseeing
spake : Only begotten Son , seest thou what rage Transports our Adversary ?
whom no bounds Prescribed , no bars of Hell , nor all the chains Heap ' d on him
... measures all things durable By present , past , and future , ) on such day As
Heaven ' s great year brings forth , the empyrial host Of Angels , by imperial
suminons callid , Innumerable before the Almighty ' s throne 590 Forthwith , from
all the ...
... and judged Sufficient to subdue us to his will , But proves not so : then fallible ,
it seems , Of future we may deem him , though till now Omniscient thought . True
is , less firmly arm ' d , 430 Some disadvantage we endured and pain , Till now ...
... which yet unfound most would have Impossible : Yet haply of thy race In future
days , if malice should abound , Some one intent on mischief , or inspired With
devilish machination , might devise Like instrument to plague the sons of men
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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