Results 1-5 of 23
... the fruit 2 PARADISE LOST . Book 1 .
0 IO F Man's first disobedience , and the fruit Of that forbidden tree , whose mortal
taste Brought death into the world , and all our woe , With loss of Eden , till one
Greater Man Restore us , and regain the blissful seat , 5 Sing heav'nly Muse ! that
On earth He first beheld Our two first parents ( yet the only two Of mankind ) in the
happy garden plac'd , Reaping immortal fruits of joy and love ; Uninterrupted joy ,
unrival'd love , In blissful folitude . He then survey'd Hell , and the gulf between ...
Or happiness in this or th ' other life : 450 All who have their reward on earth , the
fruits Of painful superstition , and blind zeal , Nought seeking but the praise of
men , here find Fit retribution , empty as their deeds : All th'unaccomplish'd works
145 And higher than that wall a circling row Of goodliest trees , loaden with fairest
fruit , Bloffoms , and fruits at once of golden hue , Appear'd , with gay enamel'd
colors mix'd : On which the sun more glad impress'd his beams , F 3 Book iy .
What people are saying - Write a review
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