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To yonder gates ? through them I mean to pass , That be assured , without leave
ask ' d of thee : Retire or taste thy folly ; and learn by proof , Hell - born ! not to
contend with Spirits of heaven . To whom the Goblin full of wrath replied : Art thou
Possesses thee to bend that mortal dart Against thy father ' s head ? and know ' st
for whom , For him who sits above , and laughs the while 731 At thee ordain ' d
his drudge ; to execute Whate ' er his wrath , which he calls justice , bids His ...
AO 745 I know thee noi , nor ever saw till now Sight more detestable than him
and thee . To whom thus the Portress of Hell - gate replied Hast thou forgot me
then , and do I seem Now in thine eye so foul ? once deem ' d so fair In Heaven ...
I forewarn thee , shun 810 His deadly arrow ; neither vainly hope To be
invulnerable in those bright arms , Though temper ' d heavenly ; for that mortal
dint , Save he who reigns above , none can resist . She finish ' d ; and the subtle
Fiend his ...
Hail , holy Light , offspring of Heaven first - born , Or of the Eternal coeternal
beam , May I express thee unblamed ? since God is light , And never but in
unapproached light Dwelt from eternity ; dwelt then in thee , Bright effluence of
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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