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... and to save the trouble of tranfcribing , it was printed at London , though
without the author's name , in 1637 , with a dedication to the Lord Brackly , by Mr.
H. Lawes , who composed the music , and played the part of the Attendant Spirit .
But he had a soul above dillimulation and disguise ; he was neither afraid nor
ashamed to vindicate the truth ; and , if any man had , he had in him the spirit of
an old martyr . He was so prudent indeed , that he would not of his own accord
... in Barbican fitted up for his family , his house in Aldersgate - street not being
large enough . The part that Milton acted in this whole affair , showed plainly that
he had a spirit capable of the strongelt resentment , but yet more inclinable to pity
He performed the task with amazing spirit and vigour , though his health at that
time was such , that he could hardly endure the fatigue of writing ; and being
weak in body , he was forced to write by piece - meal , and to break off almost
... his not being in circumstances to maintain an amanuenfis , but obliged to make
use of any hand that came next to write his verses as he made them , it is really
wonderful , that he should have the spirit to undertake such a work , and much ...
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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