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It was written at the desire of several learned men , and is perhaps the best
vindication that has been published at any time , or in any language , of that
liberty which is the basis and support of all other liberties , the liberty of the press .
... fo little expected , must wonderfully affect him : And perhaps the impressions it
made on his imagination , contributed much to the painting of that pathetic feene
in Paradise Lost , in which Eve addrefled herfelf to Adam for pardon and peace .
... several years before , through his close application to study , and the frequent
head - achs to which he had been subject from his childhood , and his continual
tampering with phyfic , which perhaps was more pernicious than all the rest .
he went up to study again till fix , when his friends came to visit him , and fat with
him perhaps till eight ; then he went down to supper , which was usually olives ,
or fome light thing ; and after supper he smoaked his pipe , drank a glass of water
... be taken for a defect , though it may seem so perhaps to vulgar readers , that it
rather is to be esteemed an example fet , the first in English , of ancient liberty
recovered to heroic poem , from the troublesome and modern bondage of
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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