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No sooner did this piece appear in England , but the council of state upani-moufly
appointed Milton , then present , to answer it . He performed the task with
amazing spirit and vigour , though his health at that time was such , that he could
But pow it was not safe for him to appear any longer in public ; and therefore , by
the advice of his well wish . ers , he fled for shelter to a friend's house near Welt
Smithfield , where he lay concealed till the worst of the storm was blown over .
... times , he Aill promised to produce some noble poem or other at a fitter season
: but it doth not appear that he had then determined upon the subject ; and King
Arthur had another fate , being reserved for the pen of Sir Richard Blackmore .
to him and some others as designed for the beginning of the tragedy several
years before the Poem was begun : and many other passages might be
produced , which plainly appear to have been originally intended for the scene ,
and are not ...
It does not appear that any monument was erected to his memory till 1737 , in
which one was erected in Westeminster - abbey by Auditor Benson . But the best
mon nument of him is his writings . In his - youth he was esteemed extremely ...
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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