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... not impious surmise . But I am now convinc ' d , and none will dare Within thy
labours to pretend a share . Thou hast not miss ' d one thought that could be fit ,
And all that was improper dost omit : So that no room is here for writers left , ON ...
Hast thou forgot me then , and do I seem Now in thine eyes so foul ? once deem '
d so fair In Heav ' n , when at the assembly , and in sight Of all the Seraphim with
thee combin ' d In bold conspiracy against Heav ' n ' s king , All on a sudden ...
... return , though to his heavier doom , Yet with revenge accomplish ' d , and to
Hell Draw after him the whole race of mankind , By him corrupted ? or wilt thou
thyself Abolish thy creation , and unmake , For him , what for thy glory thou hast ...
... and this glory next to thee Freely put off , and for him lastly die W ' ell pleas ' d :
on me let Death wreck all his rage ; Under his gloomy pow ' r I shall not long Lie
vanquish ' d ; thou hast given me to possess Life in myself for ever ; by thee I live
... quitted all to save A world from utter loss , and hast been found By merit more
than birthright Son of God , Found worthiest to be so hy being good , Far more
than great or high ; because in thee Love hath abounded more than glory '
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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