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... twelve or one o'clock at night ; and his father ordered the maid to sit up for him . ” At the age of sixteen he entered Cambridge University , where his fiery nature soon involved him in vii INTRODUCTION Sketch of the Life of Milton.
University , where his fiery nature soon involved him in trouble with a tutor ; so here , at least , our poet was not so unlike ordinary mortals . In his early days at the University he was called , in good - natured allusion to his ...
... but wiped them soon ; The world was all before them , where to choose xxii INTRODUCTION.
There the companions of his fall , o'erwhelmed With floods and whirlwinds of tempestuous fire , He soon discerns ; and , weltering by his side , One next himself in power , and next in crime , Long after known in Palestine , and named ...
So spake the apostate angel , though in pain , Vaunting aloud , but racked with deep despair ; And him thus answered soon his bold compeer : “ O prince , O chief of many thronèd powers That led the embattled seraphimo to war Under thy ...
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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