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1. The green border of Paradise

2. The fragrance of Paradise

3. A steep, savage hill

4. A Heaven on earth

5. Imitations of Paradise

6. Mount Amara in Abyssinia

 

John Milton

5. Imitations of Paradise

In the following section, Milton compares the real Paradise to various false, or imitation paradises.

From one point of view, the pleasure dome of Kubla Khan can seem a false paradise, competing with the flowers and fountains of the real one.

Text

Not that faire field
Of Enna, where Proserpin gathring flours
Her self a fairer Floure by gloomie Dis
Was gatherd, which cost Ceres all that pain
To seek her through the world; nor that sweet Grove
Of Daphne by Orontes, and th' inspir'd
Castalian Spring might with this Paradise
Of Eden strive
--Paradise Lost, Book IV, lines 268-75.

 
Word Line # Line Sources for word
Paradise

54

And drunk the milk of Paradise.

 Beckford
 Bruce 1
 Burnet 1
 Kircher 1
 Milton 1
 Milton 2
 Milton 4
 Milton 5
 Milton 6

 Purchas 4

 

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