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But this poem is not all made up of forrow and tenderness ; there is a mixture of
satire and indignation ; for in part of it the poet taketh occasion to inveigh against
the corruptions of the clergy , and seemeth to . have first discovered his acrimony
... but such as I do not chuse to He went first to France , where he had
recommendations to the Lord Scudamore , the English ambassador . As soon as
he came to Paris , he waited upon his Lordship , and was received with
wonderful civility .
His first business after his return was to pay his du . ty to his father , and to visit his
other friends . But this pleasure was much diminished by the loss of his dear
friend and school - fellow Charles Diodati in his absence . While he was abroad ...
His sister's two sons were put to board with him , first the younger , and
afterwards the elder . Some other of bis intimate friends requested of him the
same favour for their fons , especially fince there was little more trouble in
instructing half a ...
... consent for separation . He published it at first without his name ; but the style
easily betrayed the author ; and afterwards a second edition , much augmented ,
with his This book he dedicated to the parliament of England , with the assembly
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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