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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... recoil'd O'er - wearied , through the faint Satanic host Defensive scarce , or with
pale fear surpris'd , Then first with fear surpris d and sense of pain , Fled
ignominious , to such evil brought By sin of disobedience , till that hour Not liable
to fear ...
His violence thou fear'st not , being such As we , not capable of death or pain ,
Can either not receive , or can repel . His fraud is then thy fear , which plain infers
Thy equal fear that my firm faith and love Can by his fraud be shaken or seduc'd ...
If this be our condition , thus to dwell In narrow circuit straiten'd by a foe , Subtle
or violent , we not endued Single with like defence , wherever met , How are we
happy , still in fear of harm ? But harm precedes not sin : only our foe Tempting ...
God therefore cannot hurt ye , and be just ; 700 Not just , not God ; not fear'd then
, nor obey'd : Your fear itself of death removes the fear . Why then was this forbid
? Why but to awe , Why but to keep ye low and ignorant , His worshippers ; he ...
What fear I then , rather what know to fear ' Under this ignorance of good and evil
, Of God or death , of law or penalty ? Here grows the cure of all , this fruit divine .
Fair to the eye , inviting to the taste , Of virtue to make wise : What hinders then ...
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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