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University , where his fiery nature soon involved him in trouble with a tutor ; so
here , at least , our poet was not so unlike ordinary mortals . In his early days at
the University he was called , in good - natured allusion to his good conduct and
It does not take a great imagination in one who follows his life and his poetry to
feel , in these great poems , the echo that his poet - soul resounded upon the
mighty martial and political struggles through which he had passed . We might
His nature , education , and city life had unfitted him to be a “ nature poet " ; and
his flight was to be , not “ somewhat near the moon , ” to use Carlyle's phrase , but
to the Highest Heaven and to the Deepest Hell . In 1638 we find him at Paris , on
His idea was that the accumulation of knowledge is education , while the
definition would seem to indicate that he believed in training for power , as we
now believe . It will be seen that , on his return from Italy , he is no longer a poet .
He enters ...
Mary Milton died in 1652 , at the age of twenty - six , having borne him four
children , three of whom grew up to be the daughters who treated the poet so
unkindly in his blind old age . From 1640 to 1660 his life was largely occupied
with 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