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Thou hast not miss'd one thought that could be fit ; And all that was improper doft
omit : So that no room is here for writers left , But to detect their ignorance , or theft
. That majesty which through Thy Work doth reign , Draws the devout ...
745 T ' whom thus the portress of hell - g ate reply'd : Hast thou forgot me then ,
and do I seem Now in thine eye fo foul ? once deem'd so fair In heav'n ! when at
th ' assembly , and in fight Of all the Seraphim , with thee combin'd 750 In 56 ...
Or wilt thou thy self Abolith thy creation , and unmake For him , what for thy glory
thou hast made ? So thould thy goodness , and thy greatness , both 165 Be
question'd , and blafphem'd without deferre . To whom the great Creator thus
Because Thou hast ( tho ' thron'd in highest bliss Equal to God , and equally
enjoying God - like fruition ) 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 by
But Thou hast promis'd from us two a race To fill the earth , who shall with us extol
Thy goodness infinite , both when we wake , And when we seek , as now , Thy
gift of sleep . 735 This said unanimous , and other rites Observing none , but ...
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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