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He was of the religion of Rome , and such a bigot , that he disinherited his son
only for being a Protestant . Upon this the son , our Poet's father , named likewife
John Milton , settled in London , and became a scrivener . He had a taste for the ...
It is very feldon feen , that such applica . rion and such a genius nieet in the same
perfon . The force of either is great , but both together inuft perform wonders . 5
He was now in the 19th year of his age , and was a very good classical scholar ...
Soon after this he set out upon his travels , being of an age to make the proper
improvements , and not barely to see fights and to learn the languages , like most
of our modern travellers , who go out boys , and return such as we see , but such
... with the Italian ode and the Latin eulogium before - mentioned . We may
suppose , that Milton was not a little pleased with the honours conferred upon
him by so many persons of distinction , and especially the way by one of such
quality and ...
the way by one of such quality and eminence , as the Marquis of Villa ; and , as a
testimony of his gratitude , he prefented to the Marquis , at his departure froin
Naples , his eclogue , entitled Manfus , which is well worth reading among his
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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