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... dates his birth two years earlier than this : but contradicting himself afterwards in his own computation , I reduce it to the time that Monfieur Bayle hath af fign'd ; and for the fame Reafon which prevail'd with him to affign it .
At Paris the Lord Viscount Scudamore , Ambaffador from King Charles I. at the Court of France , introduc'd him to the acquaintance of Grotius ; who at that time was honor'd with the fame character there by Chriftina Queen of Sweden .
... and fome other young Gentlemen , He undertook their education : and is faid to have form'd them on the fame plan which He afterwards publifh'd , in a fhort tractate infcrib'd to his friend Mr. Hartlib . In this philofophical courfe ...
In this melancholic condition he was eafily prevail'd with to think of taking another wife ; who was Catharine the daughter of Captain Woodcock of Hackney : and the too , in less than a year after their marriage , dy'd in the fame unfor ...
... a filial reverence ; and restrain'd his ambition within the fame bounds which Lucretius prefcrib'd to his own imitation : Non ita certandi cupidus , quàm propter amorent Quòd TE imitari aveo : quid enim contendat birundo Cycnis ?
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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
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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