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So judge thou still , presumptaous , till the wrath , Which thou incurr'st by flying ,
meet thy flight , Sevenfold , and scourge that wisdom back to hell , Which taught
thee yet no better , that no pain 915 Can equal anger infinite provok'd .
... who him defied , And at his chariot - wheels to drag him bound Threaten'd , nor
from the Holy One of heaven Refraind his tongue blasphemous : but anon , 360
Down cloven to the waist , with shatter'd arms And uncouth pain , fled bellowing ...
Sense of pleasure we may well Spare out of life perhaps , and not repine , 460
But live content , which is the calmest life But pain is perfect misery , the worst Of
evils , and excessive , overturns All patience . He who , therefore , can invent With
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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