Paradise Lost (1667)


image: The Fall of the Rebel-Angels by Peter Breughel the Elder (1562)

And for their dwelling place
Accept this dark opprobrious Den of shame,
The Prison of his Tyranny who Reigns
By our delay? no, let us rather choose
Arm’d with Hell flames and fury all at once
O’re Heav’ns high Towrs to force resistless way,

Turning our Tortures into horrid Arms
Against the Torturer
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