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... touches the prime cause of his fall , the serpent , or rather Satan in the serpent ;
who revolting from God , and drawing to his fide many legions of Angels , was by
the command of God driven out of heaven with all his crew into the great deep .
To find out the truth of this prophecy , and ' What to determine thereon , he refers
to a full council . What his associates thence attempt . Pandæmonium , the palace
of Satan , rises , suddenly built out of the deep : the infernal peers there sit in ...
That to the height of this great argument I may affert eternal Providence , 25 And
justifie the ways of God to men . Say first , ( for heav'n hides nothing from thy view
, Nor the deep tract of hell ) say first what cause Mov'd our grand Parents , in ...
So spake th'apostate Angel , though in pain ; 125 Vaunting aloud , but rack'd with
deep despair : And him thus answer'd foon his bold compeer . O Prince ! O chief
of many throned Powers , That led th ' imbattellid Seraphim to war Under thy ...
By right of war , whate'er His business be , 130 Here in the heart of hell to work in
fire , Or do His errands in the gloomy Deep ? What can it then avail , though yet
we feel Strength undiminish'd , or eternal Being , To undergo eternal punishment
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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