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The Archangel Michael prophesies what will be the destiny of the race of man :till
one greater Man Restore us and regain the blissful seat . " The cherubim now
descend toward the gates . 66 “ High in front advanced , The brandished sword of
PARADISE LOST BOOK I OF man's first disobedience , ' and the fruit Of that
forbidden tree whose mortal taste Brought death into the world , and all our woe ,
With loss of Eden , till one greatero Man Restore us , and regain the blissful seat
Seest thou yon dreary plain , forlorn and wild , The seat of desolation , void of
light Save what the glimmering of these livid flames Casts pale and dreadful ?
Thither let us tend From off the tossing of these fiery waves ; There rest , if any
rest can ...
Is this the region , this the soil , the clime , " Said then the lost archangel , “ this the
seat That we must change for heaven ? — this mournful gloom For that celestial
light ? Be it so ! since he Who now is sovran can dispose and bid What shall be ...
The chief were those , who , from the pit of hell Roaming to seek their prey on
earth , durst fix Their seats , long after , next the seat of God , Their altars by his
altar , gods adored Among the nations round ; and durst abide Jehovah
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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