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If he whom mutual league , United tloughts and counsels , equal hope And
hazard in the glorious enterprise , Join'd with me once , now misery hath join'd 90
In equal ruin ! Into what pit thou seest , 1 * PARADISE LOST . 5 Confounded,
... That with sad overthrow , and foul defeat , 135 Hath lost us Heaven , and all
this mighty host In horrible destruction laid thus low , As far as Gods and
heavenly essences Can perish : for the mind and spirit remains Invincible , and
vigour soon ...
But see ! the angry victor hath recallid His ministers of vengeance and pursuit
170 Back to the gates of Heaven : the sulphurous hail , Shot after us in storm , o'
erblown , hath laid The fiery surge , that from the precipice Of Heaven received us
Be it so ! since he , 245 Who now is Sov'reign , can dispose and bid What shall
be right : furthest from him is best , Whom reason hath equal'd , force hath made
supreme Above his equals . Farewell , happy fields , Where joy for ever dwells !
... Their glory wither'd : as when Heaven's fire Hath scathed the forest oaks , or
mountain pine ; With singed top their stately growth , though bare , Stands on the
blasted heath . He now prepared 615 To speak ; whereat their doubled ranks
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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