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I was born at London , of an honest family ; my father was distinguished by the
undeviating integrity of his life ; my mother by the esteem in which she was held ,
and the alms which she bestowed . My father destined me from a child to the ·
My father had me daily instructed in the grammar school , and by other masters at
home . He then , after I had acquired a proficiency in various languages , and had
made a considerable progress in philosophy , sent me to the University of ...
I must say , therefore , that after I had , for my first years , by the ceaseless
diligence and care of my father ( whom God recompense ! ) , been exercised to
the tongues , and some sciences , as my age would suffer , by sundry masters
She was but half his age , and the marriage was not a happy She remained with
him but a month , and then returned to her father's house . This was occasion for
Milton's publishing four pamphlets upon divorce , which ought to be mentioned ...
First in order of time is the rebellion of Satan against God . Satan , one of the chief
of the Angels , but weak through his pride and ambition , is eaten up through his
rage and envy , when the Father proclaims the Lordship and Power of the Son .
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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