We get the denotation of names of common material objects and acts somewhere
near right, but without knowing their meaning, their connotation. Abstract terms
and names of complex conceptions and idioms float vaguely through the mind.
On his return from Italy in 1639 he wrote the Epitaphium Damonis, his best Latin
poem, to the memory of Charles Diodati, a college friend. During this period,
especially its later years, he had his epic much in mind ; but for this he saw that
Only this my mind gave me, that every free and gentle spirit, without that oath,
ought to be born a knight, nor needed to expect a gilt spur, or the laying of a
sword upon his shoulder, to stir him up both by his counsel and his arms to
secure and ...
... unskilful handling of monks and mechanics. Time serves not now, and perhaps
I might seem too profuse, to give any certain account of what the mind at home, in
the spacious circuits of her musing, hath liberty to propose to herself, though ...
... to imbreed and cherish in a great people the seeds of virtue and public civility,
to allay the perturbations of the mind, and set the affections in right tune ; to
celebrate in glorious and lofty hymns the throne and equipage of God's
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LibraryThing Reviewביקורת משתמש - 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. קרא סקירה מלאה
LibraryThing Reviewביקורת משתמש - 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 ... קרא סקירה מלאה