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He had a taste for the politer arts , and was particularly skilled in music , in which
he was a fine performer ; and is also celebrated for several pieces of his
composition . By his diligence and economy he acquired a competent estate ,
... stage feveral times ; and we hope the fine poetry and morality have
recommended it to the audience , and not barely the authority of Milton's name ;
and we wish , for the honour of the nation , that the like good taste prevailed in
every thing .
SIR , was a special favour , when you lately bestowed upon me here the first taste
of your acquaintance , though no longer than to make me know that I wanted
more time to value it , and to enjoy it rightly ; and in truih , if I could then have ...
... advance Thy miscreated front athwart my way To yonder gares ? Through them
I mean to pass , That be affur'd , without leave ak'd of thee : 685 Retire , or taste
thy folly ' , and learn by proof , Hell - born , not to contend with spi'rits of heaven .
This my long fufferance , and my day of grace , They who neglect and scorn ,
shall never taste ; But hard be harden'd , blind be blinded more , 200 That they
may stumble on , and deeper fall ; And none but such from mercy I exclude . But
yet all ...
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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