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Will he , so wise , let loose at once his ire , 155 Belike through impotence , or
unaware , To give his enemies their wish , and end Them in his anger , whom his
anger saves To punish endless ? Wherefore cease we then ? Say they who ...
He from Heaven ' s height All these our motions vain sees and derides ; 191 Not
more almighty to resist our might Than wise to frustrate all our plots and wiles .
Shall we then live thus vile , the race of Heavın Thus trampled , thus expell ' d to ...
... both in him and all things , as is meet , The universal Maker we may praise ;
Who justly hath driven out his rebel focs To deepest Hell , and , to repair that loss
, Created this new happy race of Men To serve him better : Wise are all his ways .
To whom thus Satan with contemptuous brow : 885 Gabriel ! thou hadst in
Heaven the esteem of wise , And such I held thee ; but this question ask ' d Puts
me in doubt . Lives there who loves his pain ? Who would not , finding way ,
... business were to serve their Lord High up in Heaven , with songs to hyınn his
throne , And practised distances to cringe , not fight . 645 To whom the warrior
Angel soon replied : To say and straight unsay , pretending first Wise to fly pain ...
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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