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... if war be best , or to regain 230 Our own right lost : Him to unthrone we then
May hope , when everlasting Fate shall yield To fickle Chance , and Chaos judge
the strife : The former , vain to hope , argues as vain The latter : For what place
So without least impulse or shadow of fate , 120 Or aught by me immutably
foreseen , They trespass , authors to themselves in all Both what they judge and
what they choose ; for so I form'd them free ; and free they must remain , Till they ...
That be from thee far , That far be from thee , Father , who art judge Of all things
made , and judgest only right . 155 Or shall the Adversary thus obtain His end ,
and frustrate thine ? shall he fulfil His malice , and thy goodness bring to nought ...
Then , all thy saints assembled , thou shalt judge 330 Bad Men and Angels ; they
, arraign'd , shall sink Beneath thy sentence ; Hell , her numbers full , Thenceforth
shall be for ever shut . Meanwhile The world shall burn , and from her ashes ...
The warlike Angel moved , Disdainfully half smiling , thus replied : O loss of one
in Heaven to judge of wise Since Satan ... from his bounds in Hell prescribed ; So
wise he judges it to fiy from pain 910 However , and to scape his punishment !
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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