Results 1-5 of 56
At his initiation He is said to have apply'd himself to Letters with fuch indefatigable induftry , that he rarely was prevail'd with to quit his ftudies before midnight which ...
An interval of above twenty years had elaps'd fince He wrote the Mask of * Comus , L'Al* 26 . legro , Il Penferofo , and + Lycidas ; all in fuch an exquifite ftrain ! that though He had left no other monuments of his Genius behind him ...
... juft and penetrating ; his Apprehenfion , quick ; his Memory , tenacious of what He read ; his Reading , only not fo extenfive as his Genius , for That That was universal . And having treasur'd up fuch immenfe xxiv The LIFE of.
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 ...
... With plume fo ftrong , fo equal , and fo foft ! The bird nam'd from that Paradise You fing So never flags , but always keeps on wing . Where could'ft Thou words of fuch a compass find ? Whence furnish such a vast expense of mind ?
What people are saying - Write a review
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