Resultados 1-5 de 100
... these , these are the good qualities , which have gained my affection , and must gain every one's who hath equal opportunities of observing them .
And in truth , if I could then have imagined Your farther stay in these parts , which I “ understood afterwards by Mr. H. , I would have “ been bold ...
These papers are said to have consisted of three large volumes in folio ; and it is a great pity that they are lost , and no account is given what is become ...
which might render his name illustrious in these ilands , though he should be obscure and inglorious to the rest of the world .
But Mr. Richardson cannot comprehend , that either of these accounts is exactly true , or that a man with such a work in his head can suspend it for fix ...
Comentarios de la gente - Escribir un comentario
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.