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A critic who has seen far into Milton's mind and art has said that the language , images , and rhythms of Paradise Lost can be explained only as a mysterious gift of the " Celestial Patroness " of whom he said that she deigns Her ...
It is the medical meaning of the term that Milton clearly has in mind when he goes on in the first sentence of his preface to say that Aristotle regarded the nature of tragedy as consisting in its " power by raising pity and fear ...
... and Zora's fruitful Vale To visit or bewail thee , or if better , Counsel or Consolation we may bring , Salve to thy Sores ; apt words have power to swage The tumors of a troubl'd mind , 185 And are as Balm to fester'd wounds .
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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
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