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... asfgn'd ; and for the fame Reafon which prevail'd with him to assign it . His
father , John Milton , by profession a scrivener , liv'd in a reputable manner on a
competent estate , entirely his own acquisition ; having been early difinherited by
But JOHN , the subject of the present essay , was the favorite of his father's hopes
; who , to cultivate the great genius which early display'd itself , was at the
expense of a domestic Tutor : whose care and capacity his Pupil hath gratefully ...
Of this Society He continued a Member ' till He commenc'd Master of Arts : and
then leaving the University , He return'd to his father ; who had quitted the town ,
and liv'd at Horton in Buckinghamshire ; An . Ętat . 23. . where He pursu'd his ...
And after this re - union , so far was He from retaining an unkind memory of the
provocations which He had receiv'd from her ill conduct , that when the King's
cause was entirely oppress'd , and her father , who had been active in his loyalty
... heaven : but tells them lastly of a new world , and new kind of creature to be
created ; according to an antient prophecy or report in heaven : for that Angels
were long before this visible creation , was the opinion of many ancient Fathers .
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - 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 ... Read full review