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... 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 that
happy state Favour'd of heav'n so highly , to fall off 30 B2 Book 1. PARADISE
If thou beest He-- But O how fall'n ! how chang'd From him , who in the happy
realms of light 85 Cloath'd with transcendent brightness , didst out - fhine Myriads
tho ' bright ! If He , whom mutual league , United thoughts and counsels , equal ...
... destruction laid thus low , As far as Gods , and heav'nly essences , Can perish :
for the mind and spirit remains Invincible , and vigor soon returns , 140 Though
all our glory extinct , and happy state , Here swallow'd up in endless misery !
Farewel happy fields , Where joy for ever dwells ! hail horrors ! hail 250 Infernal
world ! and thou profoundest hell Receive thy new possessor ! One , who brings
A mind not to be chang'd by place or time . The mind is its own place , and in it felf
This horror will grow mild , this darkness , light : Besides what hope the never -
ending flight Of future days may bring , what chance , what change Worth waiting
, fince our present lot appears For happy , though but ill ; for ill , not worst ; If we ...
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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