Oxford University Press, 1994 - 324 páginas
Perhaps the greatest poet in the English language after Shakespeare, John Milton actually published very little until the appearance of Poems of Mr John Milton, both English and Latin in 1646, when he was thirty-seven. Including a wide range of his verse, this completely new selection of
Milton's finest poetry offers extensive passages from Samson Agonistes, Paradise Regained, and his most famous work, Paradise Lost. Accessible and fully annotated, this volume shows just why Milton's influence on English poetry and criticism has been incalculable.
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... they move In perfect phalanx to the Dorian mode Of flutes and soft recorders , such as raised To height of noblest temper heroes old Arming to battle , and instead of rage Deliberate valour breathed , firm and unmoved With dread ...
Thus far these beyond Compare of mortal prowess , yet observed Their dread commander : he above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent Stood like a tower ; his form had yet not lost All her original brightness , nor appeared Less ...
... and seemed Alone the antagonist of heaven , nor less Than hell's dread emperor with pomp supreme , And Godlike imitated state ; him round A globe of fiery seraphim enclosed With bright emblazonry , and horrent arms .
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LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - AlanWPowers - LibraryThing
Recently, I read PL during my morning walks. Often aloud, it went surprisingly fast--about half a book per day, completed in a month. Of course, so many of the allusions, even with good footnotes and ... Leer comentario completo
LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - dalekk - LibraryThing
The texts in this book form a central part of my dissertation so my copy is very well-thumbed! It's great for students like myself as there's room for annotations etc. and has informative footnotes ... Leer comentario completo
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