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Title page of Paradise Regained (1671).

Paradise Regained is a poem by the 17th century English poet John Milton, published in 1671. It is connected by name to his earlier and more famous epic poem Paradise Lost, with which it shares similar theological themes. It deals with the subject of the Temptation of Christ.

The poem was composed in Milton's cottage in Chalfont St Giles in Buckinghamshire, and was based on the Gospel of Luke's version of the Temptation of Christ. Paradise Regained is four books in length, in contrast with Paradise Lost's twelve.

One of the major concepts emphasized throughout Paradise Regained is the play on reversals. As implied by its title, Milton sets out to reverse the "loss" of Paradise. Thus, antonyms are often found next to each other throughout the poem, reinforcing the idea that everything that was lost in the first epic is going to be regained by the end of the mini-epic.

Additionally, this work focuses on the idea of "hunger", both in a literal and in a spiritual sense. After wandering in the wilderness for forty days Jesus is starved of both food and the Word of God. Satan, too blind to see any non-literal meanings of the term, offers Christ food and various other temptations, but Jesus continually denies him.

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Susanne Woods, introduction to Paradise Lost & Paradise Regained published by Signet Classic

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My heart hath been a store-house long of things
And sayings laid up, portending strange events.

Paradise Regained is a poem, published in 1671, by the 17th century English poet John Milton.

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Book I

  • His coming, is sent Harbinger, who all
    Invites, and in the Consecrated stream
    Pretends to wash off sin
    • Lines 71-73
  • Envy they say excites me, thus to gain
    Companions of my misery and wo.
    • Lines 397-398
  • That fellowship in pain divides not smart,
    Nor lightens aught each mans peculiar load.
    • Lines 401-402
  • Most men admire
    Virtue who follow not her lore.
    • Lines 482-483

Book II

  • And the great Thisbite who on fiery wheels
    Rode up to Heaven, yet once again to come.
    • Lines 16-17
  • My heart hath been a store-house long of things
    And sayings laid up, portending strange events.
    • Lines 103-104
  • Skilled to retire, and in retiring draw
    Hearts after them tangled in amorous nets.
    • Lines 161-162
  • Beauty stands
    In the admiration only of weak minds
    Led captive.
    • Lines 220-221
  • Rocks whereon greatest men have oftest wreck'd.
    • Line 228.
  • For therein stands the office of a King,
    His Honour, Vertue, Merit and chief Praise,
    That for the Publick all this weight he bears.
    Yet he who reigns within himself, and rules
    Passions, Desires, and Fears, is more a King;
    • Lines 463-467

Book III

  • For what is glory but the blaze of fame,
    • Line 47
  • Of whom to be disprais'd were no small praise.
    • Line 56.
  • They err who count it glorious to subdue
    By Conquest far and wide, to over-run
    Large Countries, and in field great Battels win,
    • Lines 71-73
  • Elephants endors'd with towers.
    • Line 329.

Book IV

  • Syene, and where the shadow both way falls,
    Meroe, Nilotic isle.
    • Lines 70-71.
  • Dusk faces with white silken turbans wreath'd.
    • Line 76.
  • The first of all Commandments, Thou shalt worship
    The Lord thy God, and only him shalt serve;
    • Lines 176-177.
  • The childhood shows the man,
    As morning shows the day.
    • Lines 220-21. Compare: "The child is father of the man", William Wordsworth, My Heart Leaps up.
  • Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts
    And eloquence.
    • Lines 240-41.
  • The olive grove of Academe,
    Plato's retirement, where the Attic bird
    Trills her thick-warbled notes the summer long.
    • Lines 244-46.
  • Thence to the famous orators repair,
    Those ancient, whose resistless eloquence
    Wielded at will that fierce democratie,
    Shook the arsenal, and fulmin'd over Greece,
    To Macedon, and Artaxerxes' throne.
    • Line 267-71.
  • Socrates...
    Whom well inspired the oracle pronounced
    Wisest of men.
    • Lines 274-276.
  • The first and wisest of them all professed
    To know this only, that he nothing knew.
    • Lines 293-294.
  • Deep versed in books and shallow in himself.
    • Line 327.
  • As children gath'ring pebbles on the shore.
    Or if I would delight my private hours
    With music or with poem, where so soon
    As in our native language can I find
    That solace?
    • Lines 330-35.
  • Till morning fair
    Came forth with pilgrim steps in amice gray.
    • Lines 426-27.

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Paradise Regained
by John Milton
Paradise Regained is a poem by the 17th century English poet John Milton, published in 1671. It is connected by name to his earlier and more famous epic poem Paradise Lost, with which it shares similar theological themes. — Excerpted from Paradise Regained on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
John Milton

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