Paradise Lost and Other Poems (Signet Classics)

By John Milton

With the 3 works integrated during this volume--Paradise misplaced, Samson Agonistes, and Lycidas--Milton put himself subsequent to Shakespeare, Dante, and Homer as one of many maximum literary genius in background.

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II, 203 ff. ). now not noxious, yet obedient at thy name. ° ‘Now Heaven in all her glory shone, and rolled Her motions, because the nice First Mover’s hand First wheeled their path; Earth, in her wealthy dresses Consummate wonderful smiled; air, water, earth, through poultry, fish, beast, used to be flown, used to be swum, used to be walked, Frequent;° and of the 6th day but remained; There sought after but the master-work, the top° Of all but done—a creature who, now not services And brute as different creatures, yet endued With sanctity of cause, could erect His stature, and upright with entrance° serene Govern the remaining, self-knowing, and from thence Magnanimous° to correspond with Heaven, yet thankful to recognize whence his solid Descends; thither with middle, and voice, and eyes Directed in devotion, to adore And worship God splendid, who made him leader Of all his works. as a result the all-powerful everlasting Father° (for the place isn't he current? ) hence to his Son audibly spake: “Let us make now guy in our photo, guy In our similitude, and allow them to rule Over the fish and poultry of sea and air, Beast of the sphere, and over the entire earth, and each creeping factor° that creeps the floor. ” This stated, he shaped thee, Adam, thee, O guy, airborne dirt and dust of the floor, and in thy nostrils breathed The breath of existence; in his personal picture he Created thee, within the photograph of God Express,° and thou becam’st a residing soul. Male he created thee, yet thy consort girl, for race; then blessed mankind, and acknowledged: “Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the Earth;° Subdue it, and all through dominion carry Over fish of the ocean, and chicken of the air,497-98 represent dramatic irony. 504 widespread thronged 505 result in the experience of either item and end 509 entrance forehead 511 Magnanimous great-minded 516-17 the all-powerful /Eternal Father as at 136—37 523 creeping factor cf. 452 528 show “the convey photograph of his person,” Hebrews, i, three 531 partially echoing 396, in part iv, 733. and each dwelling factor that strikes on this planet. ” at any place therefore created—for no position Is but detailed through name—thence, as thou know’st, He introduced thee into this scrumptious grove, This backyard, planted with the bushes of God, Delectable either to behold and style, And freely all their friendly fruit for foodstuff Gave thee. all kinds are the following that each one the earth yields, type forever; yet of the tree Which, tasted, works wisdom of excellent and evil Thou may’st now not; within the day thou eat’st thou diest. loss of life is the penalty imposed; watch out, And govern good thy urge for food, lest Sin shock thee, and her black attendant, demise. ‘Here comprehensive he, and all that he had made seen, and, behold! all used to be solely sturdy. So even and morn° finished the 6th day; but no longer until eventually the author, from his paintings Desisting, although unwearied, up back, as much as the Heaven of Heavens,° his excessive dwelling house, Thence to behold this new-created international, The addition of his empire, the way it confirmed In prospect from his throne, how stable, how reasonable, Answering his nice concept. ° Up he rode, with acclamation, and the sound Symphonious of 10000 harps that tuned Angelic harmonies: the earth, the air Resounded (thou remember’st, for thou heard’st), The Heavens and all of the constellations rung, The planets of their stations listening stood whereas the intense pomp ascended jubilant.

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