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Three Poets in three distant Ages born , Greece , Italy and England did adorn ; The First in loftiness of Thought surpass'd : The Next in Majesty , in both the Last . The force of Nature could no farther go : To make a Third she joynd ...
MY LORD , T was Your LORDSHIP's opinion and encouragement that occafion'd the first appearing of this Poem in the Folio Edition , which from thence has been fo well receiv'd , that notwithstanding the price of it was four times greater ...
The first of them was written by Manfo Marquis of Villa , a great patron of Taffo , by whom he is celebrated in his * Poem on † Et jam bis viridi furgebat culmus ariftâ , Et totidem flavas numerabant horrea messes , Nec dum aderat ...
It is highly probable that to his converfation with this noble Neapolitan we owe the first design which MILTON Conceiv'd of writing an Epic Poem and it appears by fome Latin verfes addrefs'd to the Marquis with the title of Manfus ...
However , though in the first Edition it was difpos'd into Ten Books only , MILTON thought proper in the Second to make a new divifion of it into Twelve : not , I suppose , with respect to the Eneis ( for He was , in both fenfes of the ...
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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