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... which had passed through his correction ; and also presented him to Cardinal Barberini , who at an entertainment of music , performed at his own espence , waited for him at the door , and taking him by the hand brought him into the ...
virtues , than for his great learning and ingenuity , One or two of Milton's familiar epiltles are addressed to him ; and Mr. Toland says , that he had in his hands two Greek letters of Diodati to Milton , very handsomely written .
But it had not the delired effect ; for the Presbyterians were as fond of exercising the licensing power , when they got it into their own hands , as they had been clamorous before in inveighing against it , while it was in the hands of ...
Besides his great learning , he had extraordinary talents in railing “ This prince of scholars , " as fome body faid of him , “ seemed to have erected his throne upon a heap of stones , that he might have them at “ hand to throw at ...
On the other hand , Milton's book was burnt at Paris , and at Thonlouse , by the hands of the common hangman : But this served only to procure it the more readers . It was read and talked of every where ; even they who were of different ...
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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