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... and to have threatened him with the loss of his head , which afterwards happened to hin through the fury of his enemies . At least , I can think of no sense so proper to be given to the following verses in Lycidas .
in that country ; for his family , now growing numerous , required a mistress at the head of it , and his father was coming to live with him ; which he did , and continued with him in tranquillity and devotion to his dying day .
guished ' for taking the contrary party , the King's head - quarters being in their neighbourhood at Oxford , and his Majesty having now fome fairer profpect of success ; whether any or all of these were the reafons of this ...
... 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 every one's head who passed by .
On the first appearance of it , he was visited or invited by all the foreign ministers at London , not excepting even those of crowned heads ; and was particularly honoured and esteeined by Adrian Paaw , ambassador from the States of ...
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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