Milton Re-viewed: Ten Essays
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First published in 1991. These ten essays by the distinguished Milton scholar Edward Le Comte examines the various themes, context and structure of Milton’s poetry and prose, including particular focus on both Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained. This title will be of great interest to students of John Milton and English Literature.
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Angels fighting angels, with whatever weapons—swords, cannonballs,
mountains? We no longer find war exhilarating. Nor do we believe in the
materiality of angels. The heavy concentration of Latin vocabulary is also
oppressive; it grides like ...
No, the contemner of “wounded Gods” has no objection whatsoever to wounded
angels. Far truer to Milton's content and vocabulary than style,10 Roscommon
marches right up to the cannon's mouth, then flings a few hills: There bellowing ...
Seventeenth-century critics were in agreement as to what part could not be left
out in any enumeration of the highlights: “His Description of the Pandaemonium,
his Battles of the Angels, his Creation of the World, his Digression of Light.
Perhaps Milton knew more about angels than Dr. Johnson did. Clarke was wrong
in designating angels “Immaterial Beings.”43 That expert theologian, C.S. Lewis,
found that “Milton's picture of the angels, though doubtless poetical in detail, ...
But we are directed not only to the chief Olympian but to a mere mortal, Hector,
one who preserved the citadel no better than the good angels did. The signal is, “
Gloomy as Night” (1. 832), which is Iliad XII. 463. Newton noted this, but no ...
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