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If he had engaged with more candid and ingenuous disputants , he would have preferred civility and fair argument to witand satyr . To do so was my choice , and to have “ done thus was my.chance , " as he says himself .
As for Milton himself , he appears to have been no enemy to the fair sex by having had three'wives . What fortune he had with any of them is no where faid ; but they were gentlemens daughters ; and it is remarkable that he married them ...
Thus grac'd with humble Virtue's native charms , Her Grandsire leaves her in Britannia's arms , Secure with peace , with competence , to dwell , While tutelary nations guard her cell . Yours is the charge , ye Fair , ye Wise , ye Brave ...
A SONNET , upon occasion of the Plague in London , said to be written by Milton , and to have beenlately found on a glass - window at Chalfont , where he resided during the continuance of that dreadful calamity , FAIR mirror of foul ...
... In Sion also not unsung , where stood Her temple on th ' offenfive mountain , built By that uxorious king , whose heart , tho'large , Beguil'd 430 440 Beguild by fair idolatresseś , fell 445 To idols foul Book 1 . PARADISE LOST .
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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