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Three Poets in three distant Ages born , Greece , Italy and England diš adorn ;
The First īn loftiness of Thought surpassd : The Next in Majesty , in both the Last ;
The force of Nature could no further go : To make : Third she joynd the former
MY LORD , T was Your LORDSHIP's opinion andencouragement that occafion'd
the first appearing of this poem in the Folio Edition , which from thence has been
so well receiv'd , that notwithstanding the price of it was four times greater than ...
The first of them was written by Manso Marquis of Villa , a great patron of Tufo , by
whom he is celebrated in his * Poem on t Et jam bis viridi furgebat culmus aritį ,
Et totidem flavas numerabant horrea meses , Nec dum aderat Thyrsis : paftorem ...
It is highly probable that to his conversation with this noble Neapolitan we owe
the first 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 ...
... on his recommendation He married Elizabeth the Daughter of Mr. Minhul a
Chehire Gentleman , by whom He had no issue . Three daughters by his first wife
were then living ; the two elder of whom are said to have been very serviceable 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