Wednesday, September 1, 2010


"This must be our task
In Heav'n, this our delight; how wearisome
Eternity so spent in worship paid
To whom we hate. Let us not then pursue
By force impossible, by leave obtain'd
Unacceptable, though in Heav'n, our state
Of splendid vassalage, but rather seek
Our own good from ourselves, and from our own
Live to ourselves, though in this vast recess,
Free, and to none accountable, preferring
Hard liberty before the easy yoke
Or servile Pomp. Our greatness will appear
Then most conspicuous when great things of small,
Useful of hurtful, prosperous of adverse,
We can create, and in what place soe'er
Thrive under evil, and work ease out of pain
Through labour and endurance. This deep world
Of darkness do we dread? How oft amidst
Thick clouds and dark doth Heaven's all-ruling Sire
Choose to reside, his glory unobscured,
And with the majesty of darkness round
Covers his throne, from whence deep thunders roar.
Mustering their rage, and Heaven resembles Hell!"

This makes me want to fuck.
I don't know why.

Also this:


@ritchierichuk said...

Whobwrote that passage it's pretty awesome ?

@ritchierichuk said...

Mandy who wrote that passage please it's awesome ?

Jean Pape said...

dude I read this very passage of Paradise Lost this same morning! i love you! No other chick posts about Milton and Godard. Or anybody even, not with the same style you have. You are such a hot human I wish more were as free and DOING something with it. I get a sense people have a chance to learn and think when they come to your blog. I found it btw after a girl mentioned Hit It With My Axe. You're an inspiration man, far out quote.

i want to, play dnd with you. if that isn't too forward.

Jean Pape said...

and i know it's too forward, but if first failure allowed previously never-imagined dark shining vagabond city of unforgiving-contempt-for-ignorance to spark its fire in their minds, hellish divinity's potential might find greater glory in its far too obscure streetlamps where joined were imaginations rare of tome-signalled kindred

bairdduvessa said...

i like it

Gwynplaine said...

Honestly, I am just so glad that someone else is erotically turned on by Milton's writing. I thought I was just crazy. I mean, an unbelieveably hot punk chick who's into D&D, Star Trek, Milton and has a Captain Canuck shirt? I'd accuse you of making it up to play to the base audience, but you're too in-depth about it.

All in all, its just nice to oggle someone really hot online, and then show off posts like this to people who think pornstars are just diease-ridden ditzheads.

Three chears for Mandy! And Milton!

Anonymous said...

It's something of a spiritual seduction, compellingly whispering sweet everythings in your ear as it loosens the stifling restrictions of dogma, ritual and certainty and lets them fall softly to the ground. Unashamedly and wantonly it reveals and revels in naked freedom, intimacy and choice.
What's not to hot?
Swineburne works the other side of the street in "Dolores", which might be worth a look (long), but he's definitely playing to a rougher and less heavenly crowd..

Come At Me Bro said...

This is awesome!

belegurth said...

Servus from Germany,

please, could someone be so kind and post the full name of the author and the work the Quotation is extracted from (while reading it, i felt like regarding paintings of francic bacon, a good sign!^^)?

I´m always looking for, in my case, great international literature, besides the usual suspects we know from school (Shakespeare, Alighieri, Kafka&CO. [don´t get me wrong, i love most of them!] So, provide me with the desired infos, and if you know other writer of that genre, dunno be shy, share them with me!^^


PS: I´, sorry for my, lets say, constructed english; it has been a while, that used it!

Mandy Morbid said...

The author is John Milton.

The quote is from "Paradise Lost" which a really great read.

I also recommend the Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio--I read it in high school and thought it was awesome and funny but I have a soft spot for Black Death era stuff and naughty nuns.

belegurth said...

Thank you very much,

honestly, i didn´t expect to get a real answer! Usually people are commenting my hunt for good literature by making fun of it.
I dunno know how it behaves in the states, but a reading man is a rare thing in germany, sadly!
Anyway, i hope i can get a proper translation before i dare to read the original text. I have an anglo saxon trauma, since I read Moby Dick in english first!^^

If you like "Giovanni Boccaccio" do yourself a favour and get the Poems of his "BFF" Petrarca, collected as "Canzoniere", the style is medieval but his comparisons could be made by an expressionistic Poet, a pre-humanistic genius!

"I have a soft spot for Black Death era stuff and naughty nuns."
I have to tell you, your "last name" is a kinda hint!^^
Maybe you, first, read Gottfried Benn, before Petrarca; in Germanys Literature has he defined a category that is called "Ästhetik des Hässlichen" (aesthetics of the ugly, plain translation, ´coz Hässlich[ugly] has its etymological source in the word "hate")! Anyway, the best of his works is called "Morque", believe me, he could have been Mr. Morbid sen.!^^

Acheron said...

What a pleasant surprise. It's true: Milton's language is hot! But (although I've read this passage many times) I was in some disconnected egghead mode, and did see what you felt.

I need this now in some books-on-tape form, as background music.

Nate G. said...

Shit, I remember reading stuff like Paradise Lost or Lord of the Flies all the time in high school. But then I got way way way into film, and now I'm lucky if I read more than one book a year.

Plus, these days I only read the occasional Vonegut or Phillip Dick.

Mandy Morbid said...

Thanks for the recommendations! I really appreciate good book and film recommendations!

Nate G. said...

If you're looking for some good films that are kind-of sort-of maybe in the style of Paradise Lost, check out some of Ingmar Bergman's religious flicks. Det Sjunde Inseglet (The Seventh Seal) is by far his most famous, but Smultronstället (Wild Strawberries) is my personal favorite.

daniel said...

hi mandy,
is there any way in which it's possible to reach you personally, by e-mail? should you approve, of course.
thanks in advance,

David Velasco Corleone said...

ey i love you ,for one kiss i will sell my soul and his shadow , as my last breath theres nothing else who let me breathless , but you , queen of my soul

Mandy Morbid said...

If any of you would ever like to contact me my email is

Thanks guys!

sebastian said...

wow :) girls that play table tops? i haven't seen any around here :)