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They see that the pursuing angels have been recalled , and that they are now
enclosed with a wall of eternal fire and with ninefold gates of bronze , of iron , and
of adamantine rock , " impenetrable , impaled with circling fire , yet unconsumed .
What in me is dark , Illumine ; what is low , raise and support ; That to the hightho
of this great argument , I may assert eternal providence , And justify the ways of
God to men . Say first — for heaveno hides nothing from thy view , Nor the deep ...
Sucho place eternal justice had prepared 70 For those rebellious ; here their
prison ordained In uttero darkness , and their portion set As far removedo from
God and light of heaven As from the center thrice to the utmost pole . Oh , how
120 And this empyrealo substance cannot fail ; Since , through experience of this
great event , In arms not worse , in foresight much advanced , We may with more
successful hope resolve To wage , by force or guile , eternal war , Irreconcilable ...
What can it then avail , though yet we feel Strength undiminished or eternal being
, To undergo eternal punishment ? ” Whereto with speedy words the archfiend
replied : “ Fallen cherub ! to be weak is miserable , Doing or suffering ; but of this
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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