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Having seen the finest parts of Italy , Milton was now thinking of pafling'over into
Sicily and Greece , when he was diverted from his purpofe by the news from
England , that things were tending to a civil war between the King and parliament
; for ...
About this time he published his letter of education to Mr. Samuel Haartlib , who
wrote fone things about husbandry , and was a man of confiderable learning .
This letter , which has been usually printed at the end of his poems , is , as I may
... from following things more agreeable to his natural genius and inclination ,
though he was far from ever repent . ing of his writings in defence of liberty , but
gloried in them to the last . The only interruption now of his private studies was
The ambassador was greatly surprised , that things of such consequence should
be intrusted to a blind man ; for he must necessarily employ an amanuenfis , and
that amanuensis might divulge the articles ; and said it was very wonderful , that ...
But ( as he says of himself ) " he never could delight in long citations , much less "
s in whole traductions . ” Accordingly there are few things , and those of no great
length , which he has ever translated . He was poffefsed too much of an ever ...
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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