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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... deceive the truth , That I to manhood am arrived so near , And inward ripeness doth much less appear , That some more timely - happy spirits endueth . Yet be it less or more , or soon or slow , It shall be still in strictest measure ...
Before mine eyes in opposition sits Grim Death my son and foe , who sets them on , And me his parent would full soon devour For want of other prey , but that he knows His end with mine involved ; and knows that I Should prove a bitter ...
But say I could repent and could obtain By act of grace my former state ; how soon Would height recall high thoughts , how soon unsay What feigned submission swore : ease would recant Vows made in pain , as violent and void .
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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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