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Paradise Regained

By Milton, John

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Book Id: WPLBN0000700583
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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: Paradise Regained  
Author: Milton, John
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Literature & drama
Collections: DjVu Editions Classic Literature
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Excerpt: THE FIRST BOOK; Who e?re while the happy Garden sung, By one mans disobedience lost, now sing Recover?d Paradise to all mankind, By one mans firm obedience fully tri?d Through all temptation, and the Tempter foil?d In all his wiles, defeated and repuls?t, And Eden rais?d in the wast Wilderness. Thou Spirit who ledst this glorious Eremite Into the Desert, his Victorious Field Against the Spiritual Foe, and broughtst him thence By proof the undoubted Son of God, inspire, As thou art wont, my prompted Song else mute, And bear through highth or depth of natures bounds With prosperous wing full summ?d to tell of deeds Above Heroic, though in secret done, And unrecorded left through many an Age, Worthy t?have not remain?d so long unsung. Now had the great Proclaimer with a voice More awful then the sound of Trumpet, cri?d Repentance, and Heavens Kingdom nigh at hand To all Baptiz?d: to his great Baptism flock?d With aw the Regions round, and with them came From Nazareth the Son of Joseph deem?d To the flood Jordan, came as then obscure, Unmarkt, unknown; but him the Baptist soon Descri?d, divinely warn?d, and witness bore As to his worthier, and would have resign?d To him his Heavenly Office, nor was long His witness unconfirm?d: on him baptiz?d Heaven open?d, and in likeness of a Dove The Spirit descended, while the Fathers voice From Heav?n pronounc?d him his beloved Son. That heard the Adversary, who roving still About the world, at that assembly fam?d Would not be last, and with the voice divine Nigh Thunder-struck, th? exalted man, to whom Such high attest was giv?n, a while survey?d With wonder, then with envy fraught and rage Flies to his place, nor rests, but in mid air To Councel summons all his mighty Peers, Within thick Clouds and dark ten-fold involv?d, A gloomy Consistory; and them amidst ...

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: THE FIRST BOOK., 1 -- PARADISE REGAIN?D. The Second BOOK., 13 -- PARADISE REGAIN?D. The Third BOOK., 24 -- PARADISE REGAIN?D. The Fourth BOOK., 34 -- Notes, 49


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