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To yonder gates ? through them I mean to pass , That be assured , without leave
ask'd of thee : 685 Retire or taste thy folly ; and learn by proof , Hell - born ! not to
contend with Spirits of heaven . To whom the Goblin full of wrath replied : Art ...
Possesses thee to bend that mortal dart Against thy father's head ? and know'st
for whom ; For him who sits above , and laughs the while 731 At thee ordain'd his
drudge ; to execute Whate'er his wrath , which he calls justice , bids ? His wrath ...
on 1 I know thee not , nor ever saw till now Sight more detestable than him and
thee . 745 To whom thus the Portress of Hell - gate replied : Hast thou forgot me
then , and do I seem : Now in thine eye so foul ? once deem'd so fair In Heaven ...
I forewarn thee , shun al His deadly arrow ; neither vainly hope 1 To be
invulnerable in those bright arms , Though temper'd heavenly ; for that mortal dint
, Save he who reigns above , norie can resist . She finish'd ; and the subtle Fiend
his lore ...
Thou art my father , thou my author , thou My being gavest me ; whom should I
obey 865 But thee ? whom follow ? thou wilt bring me soon To that new world of
light and bliss , among - The gods who live at ease , where I shall reign At thy
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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