Tuque O alumno major Apolline, Gentis togatae cui regimen datum, Frondosa quem nunc Cirrha luget, At Age 16  Learn obedience to the laws of destiny and lift suppliant hands to the Goddess of Fate, you descendants of Iapetus+ who ...
Liber and Erato, Ceres and Venus are at hand to help her, and beside his rosy mother is the stripling Cupid. ... Beyond this, his youth must be innocent of crime and chaste, his conduct irreproachable and his hands stainless.
Right against the Eastern gate, Where the great Sun begins his state, 6o Rob'd in flames, and Amber light, The clouds in thousand Liveries dight; While the Plowman near at hand, Whistles o'er the Furrow'd Land, And the Milkmaid singeth ...
Comus enters with a Charming Rod in one hand, his Glass in the other; with him a rout of Monsters, headed like sundry sorts of wild Beasts, but otherwise ... They come in making a riotous and unruly noise, with Torches in their hands.
Ah! had I not gone, surely I might have touched his right hand at the last and closed his eyes as he lay peacefully dying, and have said, “Farewell! remember me in your flight to the stars.' “Go home unfed, for your master has no time ...
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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