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... capacity his Pupil hath gratefully celebrated in an excellent Latin Elegy ; the
fourth in the prefent collection . At his initiaAn Ętat . 12 . tion He is said to have
apply'd himself to Letters with such indefatigable induftry , that he rarely was
An interval of a . bove twenty years had elaps'd since He wrote the Mask of *
Comus , L'Al* 26 . legro , Il Penseroso , and + Ly- An . Ęt . cidas ; all in such an
exquifite strain ! that though He had left no other monuments of his Genius
behind him ...
And thus having attended him to the Sixty Sixth year of his age , as closely as
such im . perfect lights as men of Letters , and retirement , usually leave to guide
our inquiry wou'd allow ; it now only remains to be recorded , that in the Year An ...
... and penetrating ; his Apprehension , quick ; his Memory , tenacious of what He
read ; his Read . ing , only not so extensive as his Genius , for That That was
universal . And having treasur'd up such immense xxiv The Life of.
And having treasur'd up such immense stores of science , perhaps the faculties of
his soul grew more vigorous after He was depriy'd of his fight : and his
Imagination ( naturally sublime , and inlarg'd by reading Romances , * of which
He was ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - 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. Read full review
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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 ... Read full review