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Say first , for Heaven hides nothing from thy viow , Nor the deep tract of Hell ; say
first , what cause Moved our grand Parents , in that happy state , Favour ' d of
Heaven so highly , to fall off From their Creator , and transgress his will For one ...
If thou be he ; but o , how fallen ! how changod From him , who , in the happy
realms of light , 85 Clothed with transcendent brightness , didst outshine Myriads
though bright ! If he whom mutual league , United tlioughts and counsels , equal ...
... destruction laid thus low , As far as Gods and heavenly essences Can perish :
for the mind and spirit remains Invincible , and vigour soon returns , 140 Though
all our glory extinct , and happy state Here swallow ' d up in endless misery .
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 ...
The happier state In heaven , which follows dignity , might draw Envy from each
inferior ; but who here Will envy whom the highest place exposes Foremost to
stand against the Thunderer ' s aim , Your bulwark , and condemns to greatest ...
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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