Paradise Lost

As many novels and poems I’ve read, I’ve never come across anything quite as breathtakingly beautiful as Paradise Lost. John Milton’s amazing epic poem is splendid and absolutely worth a read whether you’re interested in religious writings or not. No matter how hard I try, I’ll never be able to do justice to Milton, therefore, I’ll share a few of my favorite quotes.

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.”

“They themselves decreed their own revolt, not I. If I foreknew, Foreknowledge had no influence on their fault.”

“Behold me, then: me for him, life for life, I offer; on me let thine anger fall; Account me Man: I for his sake will leave thy bosom.”

“O unexampled love! Love nowhere to be found less than Divine! Hail Son of God, Saviour of men! Thy name shall be the copious matter of my song henceforth, and never shall my harp thy praise Forget, nor from thy Father’s praise disjoin!”

“My fairest, my espoused, my latest found, Heaven’s last, best gift; my ever-new delight! Awake!”

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