The paradise lost

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Baker and Scribner, 1851 - 542 pages
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Good insight into evil and bad insight into goodness. - Goodreads
Edit: I used the word prose. - Goodreads
A hard read but the imagery is amazing. - Goodreads
Best characterization of satan ever! - Goodreads
Epic story, but hard to read. - Goodreads
I enjoyed the portrayal of Satan's thinking. - Goodreads

Review: Paradise Lost (Paradise #1)

User Review  - Saul - Goodreads

The first part of the book is really beautiful, practically the archetype of poetic imagery. Milton takes us on a dazzling trip from the vivid depiction of hell to the rousing speeches of Satan and ... Read full review

Review: Paradise Lost (Paradise #1)

User Review  - Jorvon Carter - Goodreads

This is literally the best thing ever written. Paradise Lost exceeds everything written until then, and ever since then, it has not been humanly possible to write anything which even approaches ... Read full review

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Page 203 - My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For, lo, the winter is past, The rain is over and gone ; The flowers appear on the earth ; The time of the singing of birds is come, And the voice of the turtle is heard in our land ; The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, And the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.
Page 40 - Thammuz came next behind, Whose annual wound in Lebanon allured The Syrian damsels to lament his fate In amorous ditties, all a summer's day; While smooth Adonis from his native rock Ran purple to the sea, supposed with blood Of Thammuz yearly wounded...
Page 43 - In courts and palaces he also reigns, And in luxurious cities, where the noise Of riot ascends above their loftiest towers, And injury, and outrage: And when night Darkens the streets, then wander forth the sons Of Belial, flown with insolence and wine.
Page 8 - Memory and her siren daughters, but by devout prayer to that eternal Spirit who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends out his seraphim with the hallowed fire of his altar to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases...
Page 271 - O Friends ! why come not on these victors proud? Ere while they fierce were coming ; and when we, To entertain them fair with open front And breast, (what could we more?) propounded terms Of composition, straight they...
Page 183 - Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth Unseen, both when we wake, and when we sleep : All these with ceaseless praise his works behold Both day and night.
Page 31 - Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence: Here we may reign secure: and in my choice. To reign is worth ambition, though in hell; Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.
Page 481 - O unexpected stroke, worse than of death! Must I thus leave thee, Paradise? thus leave Thee, native soil, these happy walks and shades, Fit haunt of gods? where I had hope to spend, Quiet though sad, the respite of that day That must be mortal to us both. O...
Page 180 - Silence accompanied ; for beast and bird, They to their grassy couch, these to their nests, Were slunk, all but the wakeful nightingale ; She all night long her amorous descant sung ; Silence was pleased : now...
Page 116 - And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out. So much the rather thou, celestial Light, Shine inward, and the mind through all her powers Irradiate ; there plant eyes, all mist from thence Purge and disperse, that I may see and tell Of things invisible to mortal sight.

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