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In this allusion to Virgil's treatment of Pluto as the father of the Eumenides, the avengers of crime, there may be a suggestion of a Christian tradition that made Satan the father of Sin and Death in PL II, 747-89. 20.
Cf. George Herbert in The Temple, Employment wi: AD PATREM (TO HIS FATHER) This poem has been speculatively dated as early as the Sonnet “How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of Youth” and as late as Milton's preparations for publishing ...
I will not mention a father's usual generosities, for greater things have a claim on me. It was at your expense, dear father, after I had got the mastery of the language of Cum mihi Romuleae patuit facundia linguae, Et Latii veneres, et.
But to you, dear father, since no requital equal to your desert and no deeds equal to your gifts are within my power, let it suffice that with a grateful mind I remember and tell over your constant kind. I OO I IO 79.
I shall be your faithful guide Through this gloomy covert wide, 945 And not many furlongs thence Is your Father's residence, Where this night are met in state Many a friend to gratulate His wish't presence, and beside 950 All the Swains ...
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This is pretty well the standard edition of Milton, with a critically established text, a reasonable level of apparatus for non-expert readers, and a critical mass of Milton's work extending beyond his major works to everything that anyone who is not a specialist is likely to need. Read full review
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Ok, so I didn't read this whole thing, obviously. But I did read "Paradise Lost" and that's the important thing, right? And I actually ended up enjoying it a lot more than I expected to. The language ... Read full review