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wife occafion'd that weakness in his eyes , which terminated in a total privation of fight . From a domeftic education He was remov'd to St. Paul's School , to complete his acquaintance with the Claffics under the care of Dr. Gill : and ...
Not long after his fettlement there , his wife dy'd in child - bed : and much about the time of her death , a Gutta Serena , which had for feveral years been gradually increafing , totally extinguifh'd his fight .
And having treasur'd up fuch immenfe ftores of science , perhaps the faculties of his foul grew more vigorous after He was depriv'd of his fight : and his Imagination ( naturally fublime , and inlarg'd by reading Romances , * of which ...
... Held me a - while mifdoubting His intent ; That He would ruin ( for I faw Him strong ) The Sacred Truths to fable , and old fong ; ( So Sampfon grop'd the temple's posts in spight ) The world o'erwhelming to revenge His fight .
... lofs of fight . Well might'ft thou fcorn thy readers to allure With tinkling rhyme , of Thy own sense secure ; While the Town - Bays writes all the while and spells , And , like a pack - horse , tires without his bells .
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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