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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Author of evil , unknown till thy revolt , Unnam'd in Heav'n , now plenteous , as
thou seest These acts of hateful strife , hateful to all , Though heaviest by just
measure on thyself And thy adherents : how hast thou disturb'd Heav'n's blessed
Half yet remains unsung , but narrower bound Within the visible diurnal sphere ;
Standing on earth , not rapt above the pole , More safe I sing with mortal voice ,
unchang d To hoarse or mute , though fall'n on evil days , On evil days though ...
Of death denounc'd , whatever thing death be , Deterr'd not from atchieving what
might lead To happier life , knowledge of good and evil ; Of good , how just ? Of
evil , if what is evil Be real , why not known , since easier shunn'd ? God therefore
O Eve , in evil hour thou didst give ear To that false worm , of whonisoever taught
To counterfeit Man's voice , true in our fall , False in our promis'd rising ; since our
eyes , 1070 Open'd we find indeed , and find we know Both good and ev'il ...
O visions ill foreseen ! better had I Liv'd ignorant of future , so had borne My part
of evil only , each day's lot Enough to bear ; those now , that were dispens'd The
burden of many ages , on me light At once , by my foreknowledge gaining birth ...
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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