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Yet , under all thefe difcouragements , and various interruptions , in the * Year 1669 He publish'd his PARADISE LOST ; the nobleft Poem , next to those of Homer and Virgil , that ever the wit of man produc'd in any age or nation .
63. gether with SAMSON AGONISTES ( a Tragedy not unworthy the Grecian Stage when Athens was in her glory ) He publish'd PARADISE REGAIN'D . But , Oh ! what a falling - off was there ! Of which I will fay no more , than that there is ...
With fo many accomplishments , not to have had fome faults , and misfortunes , to be laid in the balance with the fame , and felicity , of writing PARADISE LOST , wou'd have been too great a portion for humanity .
Cedite Romani Scriptores , cedite Graii , Et quos Fama recens , vel celebravit anus : Hęc quicunque leget , tantłm ceciniffe putabit Męonidem Ranas , Virgilium Culices . SAM . BARROW . M. D. ON PARADISE LOST . WH HEN I beheld the Poet.
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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