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wife occafion'd that weakness in his eyes , which terminated in a total privation of
fight . From a domestic education He was remov'd to St. Paul's School , to
complete his acquaintance with the Classics under the care of . Dr. Gill : and after
Not long after his settlement there , his wife dy'd in child - bed : and much about
the time of her death , a Gutta Serena , which had for several years been
gradually increasing , totally extinguish'd his fight . . In this melan , cholic
condition he ...
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 ...
... the argument Held me a - while misdoubting His intent ; That He would ruin (
for I faw Him strong ) The Sacred Truths to fable , and old song ; ( So Sampson
grop'd the temple's posts in spight ) The world o'erwhelming to revenge His fight .
The dismal situation waste and wild : 60 A dungeon horrible , on all sides round ,
As one great furnace , Aam'd : yet from thofe Aames No light , but rather darkness
visible , Sery'd only to discover fights of woe , Regions of sorrow ! doleful ...
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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