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Thou , therefore , whom thou only canst redeem , Their nature also to thy nature
join ; And be thyself Man among men on earth , Made flesh , when time shall be ,
of virgin seed , By wondrous birth : Be thou in Adam's room The head of all ...
... fills and empties to enlighten the Earth , And in her pale dominion checks the
night . That spot , to which I point , is Paradise , Adam's abode ; those lofty shades
, his bower . 7 PARADISE LOST . That reaches blame, but rather merits praise ...
Adam's abode ; those lofty shades , his bower . Thy way thou canst not miss , me
mine requires . 735 Thus said , he turn'd ; and Satan , bowing low , As to Superior
Spirits is wont in Heaven , Where honour due and reverence none neglects ...
The garden described ; Satan's first sight of Adam and Eve ; his wonder at their
excellent form and happy state , but with resolution to work their fall ; overhears
their discourse ; thence gathers that the tree of knowledge was forhidden them to
... shunned the sight Of God or Angel ; for they thought no ill : 320 So hand in
hand they pass'd , the lovliest pair , That ever since in love's embraces met ;
Adam the goodliest man of men since born His sons , the fairest of her daughters
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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