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... he was advised to the contrary by the merchants , who had received
intelligence from their correspondents , that the English Jesuits there were
forming plots against him , in cafe he should return thither , by reason of the great
freedom which ...
... the most powerful adversary ; there would be either little difgrace in the defeat ,
or more glory in the victory . He handled the fubjeet more at large in his next
performance ; which was , The reason of church - government urged against
And Mr. Toland is mistaken in faying , " that such was the effect of this piece , that
the following year Mabol a licenser offered reasons against “ licensing ; and , at
his own request , was discharged " that office . ” For neither was the licenser's ...
... and by bis critical remarks on several Latin and Greek authors , was generally
esteemed one of the greatest and most consummate scholars of that age ; and is
commended by Milton himself in his Reason of church - government , and called
In 1655 there was published in Latin a writing in the name of the Lord Pro . tector
, setting forth the reasons of the war with Spain . This piece is rightly adjudged to
our author , both on account of the peculiar elegance of the style , and because ...
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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