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... and transgress his will For one restraint , lords of the world besides ? Who first
seduced them to that foul revolt ? The infernal Serpent ; he it was , whose guile ,
Stirr ' d up with envy and revenge , deceived The mother of mankind , what time ...
... By falsities and lies the greatest part Of mankind they corrupted to forsake God
their creator , and the invisible Glory of him that made them to transform Oft to the
image of a brute , adorn ' d With gay religions full of pomp and gold , And Devils ...
Thus BeŽlzebub Pleaded his devilish counsel , first devised By Satan , and in
part proposed : For whence , 380 But from the author of all ill , could spring So
deep a malice , to confound the race Of mankind in one root , and Earth with Hell '
... His only Son ; on earth he first beheld Our twc first parents , yet the only two Of
mankind in the happy garden placed , Reaping inmortal fruits of joy and love ,
Uninterrupted joy , unrival ' d love , In blissful solitude ; he then survey ' d Hell and
And now without redemption all mankind Must have been lost , adjudged to
Death and Hell By doom severe , had not the Son of God , In whom the fulness
dwells of love divine , 225 His dearest mediation thus renew ' d : Father , thy word
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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