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... through his close application to study , and the frequent head - achs to which he had been subject from his childhood , and his continual tampering with phyfic , which perhaps was more pernicious than all the rest .
... though he ihould be obfcure and inglorious to the rest of the world . And in other parts of his works , after he had engaged in the controversies of the times , he Aill promised to produce some noble poem or other at a fitter season ...
afterwards Lord Sommers , who not only subscribed himself , but was zealous in promoting the subscription : And in the list of subscribers are some of the most emi . gent names of that time ; and amongst the rest Sir Roger L'Estrange ...
There is a better translation of the Paradise Lost by Mr. Thomas Power , fellow of Trinitycollege , Cambridge , the first book of which was printed in 1691 , and the rest in manuscript is in the library of that college .
... he used : to go to rest early , feldom later than nine ; and would be stirring in the summer at four , and in the winter at five in the morning ; but if he was not disposed to rise at his usual hours , he still did not lie fleeping ...
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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
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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