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By his wife Sarah Caston he had likewise one daughter , nam'd Anna ; and
another fon , Christopher , whom he traind to the practice of the Common Law ;
who in the Great Rebellion adher'd to the royal cause : and in the reign of King
James II ...
At Paris the Lord Viscount Scudamore , Am , bassador from King Charles I. at the
Court of France , introduc'd him to the acquaintance of Grotius ; who at that time
was ho . nor'd with the same character there by Christina Queen of Sweden .
... design which MILTON conceiv'd of writing an Epic Poem : and it appears by
some Latin verses address'd to the Marquis with the title of Manfus , that He
intended to fix on King Arthur for his heroe : but Artbur was reserv'd to another
... that when the King's cause was entirely oppress'd , and her father , who had
been active in his loyalty , was expos'd to fequestration ; MILTON receiv'd both
him and his family to protection , and free entertainment , in his own house , till
both under the Usurper , and his Son ; the other , ' till King Charles II . was restor'd
, For some time He had an apartment -for his family in White - ball ; but his health
requiring a freer accession of air , He was oblig'd to remove from thence to ...
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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