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... the patristic background of the “darkness visible” of Milton's hell may enrich the esthetic pleasure of a reader who, without it, might regard the oxymoron as evidence of the weakness of Milton's visual imagination, or of his mind.
Though his (Heb. xi, 8). Cf. PL XII, 151–52. father Terah was an idolater, “by faith Abraham, 10. foil: defeat (in battle). PSALM CXXXVI Let us with a gladsome mind Praise the The Minor Poems A PARAPHRASE ON PSALM CXIV.
His insane mind dare make its own acts the measure of those of the gods* and compare its own laws to those that are written upon eternal adamant; and it binds the eternally immutable plan of fate to the perishing hours.
When the world is in an uproar and the thunder crashes, it arms itself from within itself with perfect adamant"—as secure against fortune, envy, and the fears and hopes of ordinary men as it is keen in its desire for the mind's gifts, ...
308) as an allegory of the mind as the seat of memory and wisdom. 20. In a Pythagorean passage Virgil has Anchises cxplain the doctrine of metempsychosis to Aeneas— how after death all spirits drink the oblivion-giving waters of Lethe ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jsburbidge - LibraryThing
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - selfcallednowhere - LibraryThing
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