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Unless the pupil can acquire it , the great books that make life worth living to the
trained reader will remain only far - off names to the pupil . Therefore the editor of
the present volume has prepared it along the lines of guidance rather than V ...
... suddenly brought into the midst of his school a wife seventeen years of age ,
one Mary Powell , the daughter of a Cavalier family living not far from Horton .
Milton was aow thirty - five . It seems that , like the hero of Par . adise Lost , he
E. Wordsworth's Sonnet , “ Milton , Thou Should'st be Living at this Hour . " F.
Andrew Marvell's The Rehearsal Transposed . G. Gray's The Progress of Poesy ,
iii . 2 . H. Pupils should find others in some library . For conceptions of Hell by
For those the race of Israel oft forsook Their Living Strength , and unfrequented
left His righteous altar , bowing lowly down To bestial gods ; for which their heads
, as low Bowed down in battle , sunk before the spear Of despicable foes .
... whose eye Views all things at one view ? He from heaven's highth 190 All
these our motions vain sees and derides , Not more almighty to resist our might ,
Than wise to frustrate all our plots and wiles . Shall we , then , live thus vile , the
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LibraryThing ReviewПользовательский отзыв - 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. Читать весь отзыв
LibraryThing ReviewПользовательский отзыв - 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 ... Читать весь отзыв