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... thoughts of taking chambers at one of the Inns of Court , for he was not not very well pleased with living fo obscurely in the The LIFE of MILTON . vii.
not very well pleased with living fo obscurely in the Country : but his mother dying , he prevailed with his father to let him indulge a desire , which he ...
He had a relation , one Blackborough , living in the lane of St. Martin's Le Grand , whom he often visited ; and one day when he was visiting there , it was ...
... is said to have been always averse from the motion , not daring I suppose to venture in marriage with a man who was known to have a wife still living .
In his way of living he was an example of sobriety and temperance . He was very sparing in the use of wine or strong liquors of any kind .
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Chronicles the rise and fall of Man in the Garden of Eden. Begins with the crowning of the Son of God, moves to Lucifer's rebellion and fall, the beginning of the Earth, the birth of Adam and Eve, and how they fell prey to Satan's fraud.
Written in 10 syllable per line prose, which must have been very difficult. Milton was blind, which makes the accomplishment even more amazing. Parts of the book were wonderfully written (the battles with Satan, Eden, the creation of the Earth, the coming events as Adam and Eve are escorted from Eden by Archangel Michael), but others are difficult with many references to Greek characters. I'm sure Milton was brilliant, but those parts don't add much for me and make it seem as though he's being pretentious. I also disliked the way all the characters addressed each other: "Lo, great angel from Heaven, graceful and true of spirit." The pictures of the story in the book, while they received vast praise in the preface, were forgettable.
Still, I can't get away from the amazing work that Milton put here. My only real compliant was the blatant sexism that Adam had for Eve, assuming she was always inferior to him. That is no longer the way of the world, and I doubt Adam would have treated Eve thusly. Sin, Death. Satan, Michael and Raphael were my favorite characters, all providing memorable lines.