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Yet not for those , Nor what the potent victor in his rage 95 Can else inflict , do I
repent or change , Though changed in outward lustre , that fix ' d mind , And high
disdain from sense of injured merit , T ' hat with the Mightiest raised me to ...
Sad cure ! for who would lose , Though full of pain , this intellectual being , Those
thoughts that wander through eternity To perish rather , swallow ' d up and lost In
the wide womb of uncreated night , 150 Devoid of sense and motion ? And who ...
A Poem in Twelve Books John Milton. Suspended Hell , and took with ravishment
The thronging audience . In discourse more sveet ( For eloquence the soul , song
charms the sense , ) 556 Others apart sat on a hill retired , In thoughts more ...
Thus while God spake , ambrosial fragrance fill ' d 135 All Heaven , and in the
blessed Spirits elect Sense of new joy ineffable diffused . Beyond compare the
Son of God was seen Most glorious ; in him all his father shone Substantially
Some I have chosen of peculiar grace , Elect above the rest ; so is my will : : The
rest shall hear me call , and oft be warnid Their sinful state , and to appease
betimes The incensed Deity , while offer ' d grace Invites ; for I will clear their
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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