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By (Biblical figure) Adam, Biblical figure. Adam; (Biblical figure) Eve; Pullman, Philip; Milton, John; (Biblical figure) Eve, Biblical figure. Eve

Paradise misplaced is likely one of the maximum epic poems within the English language. It tells the tale of the autumn of guy, during which God and devil struggle a sour conflict for regulate of mankind's future. Milton's impact has been felt by means of many writers due to the fact, none extra so in recent years than the novelist Philip Pullman, writer of His darkish fabrics. His advent to the poem is a tribute that's either own and entire of Read more...


Tells the tale of the "Fall of Man", a story of gigantic drama and pleasure, of uprising and treachery, of innocence pitted opposed to corruption, during which God and devil struggle a sour conflict for Read more...

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T he rgumen he consultation begun, Satan debates whether another battle be to be hazarded for the recovery of heaven; some advise it, others dissuade: a third proposal is preferred, mentioned before by Satan, to search the truth of that prophecy or tradition in heaven concerning another world, and another kind of creature equal or not much inferior to themselves, about this time to be created: their doubt who shall be sent on this difficult search: Satan their chief undertakes alone the voyage, is honoured and applauded.

Wherefore cease we then? Say they who counsel war, we are decreed, Reserved and destined to eternal woe; Whatever doing, what can we suffer more, 49 130 140 150 160 50 aradise o book ii What can we suffer worse? is this then worst, Thus sitting, thus consulting, thus in arms? What when we fled amain, pursued and struck With heaven’s afflicting thunder, and besought The deep to shelter us? this hell then seemed A refuge from those wounds: or when we lay Chained on the burning lake? that sure was worse.

They but now who seemed In bigness to surpass Earth’s giant sons Now less than smallest dwarfs, in narrow room Throng numberless, like that pygmean race Beyond the Indian mount, or fairy elves, Whose midnight revels, by a forest side Or fountain some belated peasant sees, Or dreams he sees, while overhead the moon Sits arbitress, and nearer to the earth Wheels her pale course, they on their mirth and dance Intent, with jocund music charm his ear; At once with joy and fear his heart rebounds. Thus incorporeal spirits to smallest forms Reduced their shapes immense, and were at large, Though without number still amidst the hall Of that infernal court.

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