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TH ; HE family of Milton came originally from Milton near Halton and Thame , Oxfordshire ; wbere it flourished several years , till at last the estate was sequestered , one of the family having taken the unfortunate fide in the civil ...
He had given early proofs of his poetic genius before he went to the university ; and there he excelled more and more , and distinguished himself by several copies of verses upon occasional subjects , as well as by all his academical ...
... Greek , Latin , and English , sacred to his memory ; the Greek by H. More , & c . ; the Latin by T Farnaby , J. Pearson , & c .; the English by H King , J. Beaumont , J. Cleaveland , with several others ; and judiciously the last of ...
He therefore after a few days took leave of Lord Scudamore , who very kindly gave him letters to the English merchants in the several places through which he was to travel , requesting them to do him all the good offices which lay in ...
In these conversations he bore fo good a part , and produced so many excellent compositions , that he was soon taken notice of , and was very much courted and caressed by several of the nobility and prime wits of Florence ; for the ...
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LibraryThing ReviewBrugeranmeldelse - 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. Læs hele anmeldelsen
LibraryThing ReviewBrugeranmeldelse - 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 ... Læs hele anmeldelsen