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... the prime cause of his fall , the ser . pent , or rather Satan in the serpent ; who ,
revolting from God , and drawing to his side many legions of angels , was , by the
command of God , driven out of Heaven , with all his crew , into the great deep .
What his associates thence attempt . Pandemonium , the palace of Satan , rises ,
suddenly built out of the deep : the infernal peers there sit in council . PARADISE
LOST BOOK I OF man's first disobedience , ' 4 ( BOOK I THE ARGUMENT.
Say first — for heaveno hides nothing from thy view , Nor the deep tract of hell —
say first , what cause Moved our grand parents in that happy state , Favored of
heaven so highly , to fall off From their Creator , and transgress his will For one ...
So spake the apostate angel , though in pain , Vaunting aloud , but racked with
deep despair ; And him thus answered soon his bold compeer : “ O prince , O
chief of many thronèd powers That led the embattled seraphimo to war Under thy
... suffer and support our pains , That we may so suffice his vengeful ire , Or do
him mightier service as his thrallso By right of war , whate'er his business be , 150
Here in the heart of hell to work in fire , Or do his errands in the gloomyo deep ?
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LibraryThing ReviewПользовательский отзыв - 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. Читать весь отзыв
LibraryThing ReviewПользовательский отзыв - 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 ... Читать весь отзыв