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This friend was Mr. Edward King , son of Sir John King , secretary of Ireland , and
a fellow of Christ's College . He was so well beloved and elteemed at Cambridge
, that fome of the greatest names in the university have united in celebrating his ...
... tending the young Lord S. as his governor ; and you may surely receive from
him good directions for the shaping of your farther journey into Italy , where he
did relide by my choice fome time for the King , after mine own recess from
Having seen the finest parts of Italy , Milton was now thinking of pafling'over into
Sicily and Greece , when he was diverted from his purpofe by the news from
England , that things were tending to a civil war between the King and parliament
; for ...
... daughter of the Earl of Marlborough , Lord High Treasurer of England , and
President of the Privy Council to King James I. This Lady , being a woman of
excellent wit and understanding , had a particular honour for our author , and
took great ...
guished for taking the contrary party , the King's head - quarters being in their
neighbourhood at Oxford , and his Majesty having now some fairer prospect of
success ; whether any or all of these were the reafons of this extraordinary
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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