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He sold his rights in the poem for a sum that would now be equal to about $ 87.50 , with a contingency of about $ 262.50 more . It may be said that the merit of the poem was at once recognized by those qualified to judge ; but the price ...
if he , whom mutual league , United thoughts and counsels , equal hope And hazard in the glorious enterprise , Joined with me once , now misery hath joined 90 In equal ruin ; into what pit thou seest , 100 From what highth fall'n ...
Be it so ! since he Who now is sovran can dispose and bid What shall be right : farthest from him is best , Whom reason hath equaled , o force hath made supreme Above his equals . Farewell , ' happy fields , Where joy forever dwells !
His spear - to equal which the tallest pine , - Hewn on Norwegian hills , to be the mast Of some great ammiral , ' were but a wand He walked with , to support uneasy steps Over the burning marle , o not like those steps On heaven's ...
Space may produce new worlds ; whereof so rife There went a fame in heaven that he ere long Intended to create , and therein plant A generation whom his choice regard Should favor equal to the sons of heaven .
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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