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... Thou hast said much of " Paradise Lost , but what hast thou to say of Paradise “
Found ? He made me no answer , but sat some “ time in a muse ; then broke off
that discourse , “ and fell upon another subject . ” When Elwood afterwards ...
Yet with revenge accomplish ' d , and to Hell 160 Draw after him the whole race
of mankind , By him corrupted ? or wilt thou thyself Abolish thy creation , and
unmake For him , what for thy glory thou hast made ? So should thy goodness
Made flesh , when time shall be , of virgin seed , By wondrous birth : be thou in
Adam ' s room 285 The head of all mankind , though Adam ' s son . As in him
perish all men , so in thee , As from a second root , shall be restor ' d As many as
So judge thou still , presumptuous , till the wrath , Which thou incurr ' st by flying ,
meet thy flight Sev ' nfold , and scourge that wisdom back to Hell , Which taught
thee yet no better , that no pain 915 Can equal anger infinite provok ' d .
Sleep ' st thou , Companion dear , what sleep can close Thy eye - lids ? and
remember ' st what decree Of yesterday , so late hath pass ' d the lips 675 Of
Heav ' n ' s Almighty . Thou to me thy thoughts Waft wont , I mine to thee was wont
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Chronicles the rise and fall of Man in the Garden of Eden. Begins with the crowning of the Son of God, moves to Lucifer's rebellion and fall, the beginning of the Earth, the birth of Adam and Eve, and how they fell prey to Satan's fraud.
Written in 10 syllable per line prose, which must have been very difficult. Milton was blind, which makes the accomplishment even more amazing. Parts of the book were wonderfully written (the battles with Satan, Eden, the creation of the Earth, the coming events as Adam and Eve are escorted from Eden by Archangel Michael), but others are difficult with many references to Greek characters. I'm sure Milton was brilliant, but those parts don't add much for me and make it seem as though he's being pretentious. I also disliked the way all the characters addressed each other: "Lo, great angel from Heaven, graceful and true of spirit." The pictures of the story in the book, while they received vast praise in the preface, were forgettable.
Still, I can't get away from the amazing work that Milton put here. My only real compliant was the blatant sexism that Adam had for Eve, assuming she was always inferior to him. That is no longer the way of the world, and I doubt Adam would have treated Eve thusly. Sin, Death. Satan, Michael and Raphael were my favorite characters, all providing memorable lines.