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In Rome , Ge noa , Florence , and other cities of Italy , He contracted a familiarity with those who were of highest reputation for wit and learning : feveral of whom gave him very obliging teftimonies of their friendship , and efteem ...
It feems wonderful that one of fo warm , and daring a spirit , as his certainly was , shou'd be restrain'd from the camp in those unnatural commotions . I fuppofe we may impute it wholly to the great deference He paid to paternal ...
For He was now grown famous by his polemical writtings of various kinds , and held , in great favor , and esteem , by those who had power to difpofe of all preferments in the State . " Tis in vain to diffemble , and far be it from me to ...
Yet , under all thefe difcouragements , and various interruptions , in the * Year 1669 He publish'd his PARADISE LOST ; the nobleft Poem , next to those of Homer and Virgil , that ever the wit of man produc'd in any age or nation .
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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
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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