Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books. The Author John Milton. Printed from the Text of Tonson's Correct Edition of 1711. A New Edition, with Notes and the Life of the Author, in Three Volumes, by Thomas Newton, ...
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... peace : Glory to him , whose just avenging ire Had driven out the ungodly from
his sight And th ' habitations of the just ; to him Glory and praise , whose wisdom
had ordain'd Good out of evil to create , instead Of Spi'rits malign a better race to
... not mounted yet On his pale horse ; to whom Sin thus began . 590 Second of
Satan sprung , all - conqu'ring Death , What think'st thou of our empire now , tho '
earn'd With travel dificult , not better far . Than still at Hell's dark threshold to have
Which now the sky with various face begins To shews us in this mountain , while
the winds Blow moist and keen , shattering the graceful locks Of these fair
spreading trees ; which bids us seek Some better shroud , some better warmth to
... nor man the moral part Perform , and not performing cannot live . So law
appears imperfect , and but given 300 With purpose to resign them in full time Up
to a better covenant , disciplin'd From shadowy types to truth , from flesh to spirit ...
after those verses so nearly resembling that passage in Milton , Better to reign in
Hell , than serve in Heaven : and he confessed that he had made those very
verses , and indeed all which had any particular likeness to any thing in Milton .
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A masterpiece classic of English literature.
Worth reading for pretty much everyone. It's universal!
It is really a nice epic based on man's fall and regain.I like this poem.I'm also a poet, wrote many poems.My real name is M.Muzzammil Shah