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War hath determind us , and foil'd with loss 330 Irreparaole ; terms of peace yet
none Vouchsafd , or sought : for what peace will be given To us enslav'd , but
custody severe , And stripes , and arbitrary punishment Inflicted ? and what
Admiration seiz'd All heaven , what this might mean , and whither tend , Wond'
ring ; but soon th ? Aimighty thus replied : “ O thou , in heaven and earth the only
peace Found out for mankind under wrath ! O thou , 275 My sole complacence ...
When violence was ceas'd , and war on earth , 781 All would have then gone
well , peace would have crown'd , With length of happy days , the race of man :
But I was far deceivd ; for now I see Peace to corrupt no less than war to waste .
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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