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The Publisher of his Works in Profe ( on whofe veracity fome part of this narrative muft entirely depend ) dates his birth two years earlier than this : but contradicting himself afterwards in his own computation , I reduce it to the ...
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 ...
15 . guish'd himself in all kinds of An . Etat . 23 . Academical Exercises . Of this Society He continued a Member ' till He commenc'd Mafter of Arts : and then leaving the Univerfity , He return'd to his father ; who had quitted the ...
... him to be Latin Secretary , both to himself and the Parliament : the former of these preferments He enjoy'd both under the Ufurper , and his Son ; the xvi The LIFE of.
His ftature ( † as we find it meafur'd by himself ) did not exceed the middle - fize ; neither too lean , nor corpulent : his limbs well proportion'd , nervous , and active : ferviceable in all respects to his exercifing the fword ...
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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