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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... in foresight much advanced , We may with more successful hope resolve To wage by force or guile eternal war Irreconcilable , to our grand foe , Who now triumphs , and in the excess of joy Sole reigning holds the tyranny of heaven .
... change Hateful to utter : but what power of mind Foreseeing or presaging , from the depth Of knowledge past or present , could have feared , How such united force of gods , how such As stood like these , could ever know repulse ?
... and took their spoil To pay my underminers in their coin . My nation was subjected to your lords . It was the force of conquest ; force with force 1190 I 200 1210 I 220 Is well ejected when the conquered can SAMSON AGONISTES 211.
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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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