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... for the fame Reafon which prevail'd with him to affign it . His father , John Milton , by profeffion a fcrivener , liv'd in a reputable manner on a competent estate , entirely his own acquifition ; having been early difinherited by A 5.
But JOHN , the fubject of the prefent effay , was the favorite of his father's hopes ; who , to cultivate the great genius which early difplay'd itfelf , was at the expenfe of a domeftic Tutor : whofe care and capacity his Pupil hath ...
Of this Society He continued a Member ' till He commenc'd Mafter of Arts : and then leaving the Univerfity , He return'd to his father ; who had quitted the town , and liv'd at Horton in Buckinghamshire ; where He purfu'd his studies ...
And after this re - union , fo far was He from retaining an unkind memory of the provocations which He had receiv'd from her ill conduct , that when the King's caufe was entirely opprefs'd , and her father , who had been active in his ...
... prophecy or report in heaven : for that Angels were long before this vifible creation , was the opinion of many ancient Fathers . To find out the truth of this prophecy , and what to determine thereon , he refers to a full council .
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - VivalaErin - LibraryThing
The shortest answer is: John Milton was a poetic genius. PL is so beautiful, you can't help but feel for Adam and Eve. Even Satan is a great character - he so wants to be an epic hero. This poem is a masterpiece, and he wrote it completely blind. Beautiful, absolutely amazing. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - StefanY - LibraryThing
Historical significance and beautifully descriptive prose aside, I couldn't get into this book at all. Maybe it's too much familiarity with the plot or the inevitability of the impending doom of the ... Read full review