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Old 03-22-2009, 08:20 PM   #123
Pavlos
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I'm just beginning Milton's Paradise Regained, the little-known sequel to the famous Paradise Lost:

I, 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.


I find Milton to be curiously fascinating. I have no emotional connection to his works but they draw me back to read again what I put back on the shelf. Cold but gripping, I suppose would summarise him.


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And wish the estate o' the world were now undone.
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