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These two editions then , the first in ten books printed in a small quarto , and the
second in twelve books printed in a small octavo , are proposed as our standard :
the variations in each are noted ; and we never deviate from them both without ...
... by Mr . Toland before the edition of our author ' s profe works in three volumes
folio printed in 1698 , by Monsieur Bayle in his Historical and Critical Dictionary ,
by Mr . Fenton before the edition of our author ' s poetical works printed in 1925 ...
He published it at first without his name , but the stile easily betrayed the author ;
and afterwards a second edition , much augmented , with his name ; and he
dedicated it to the Parlament of England with the Assembly of Divines , that as
... another to Vossius which he had received , and the third to Salmasius ; that the
book was in every body ' s hands , and there had been four editions in a few
months besides the English one ; that a Dutch translation was handed about ,
and a ...
The firit edition in ten books was printed in a small quarto ; and before it could be
disposed of , had three or more different title pages of the years 1667 , 1668 , and
1669 . The first fort was without the name of Simmons the printer , and began ...
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Chronicles the rise and fall of Man in the Garden of Eden. Begins with the crowning of the Son of God, moves to Lucifer's rebellion and fall, the beginning of the Earth, the birth of Adam and Eve, and how they fell prey to Satan's fraud.
Written in 10 syllable per line prose, which must have been very difficult. Milton was blind, which makes the accomplishment even more amazing. Parts of the book were wonderfully written (the battles with Satan, Eden, the creation of the Earth, the coming events as Adam and Eve are escorted from Eden by Archangel Michael), but others are difficult with many references to Greek characters. I'm sure Milton was brilliant, but those parts don't add much for me and make it seem as though he's being pretentious. I also disliked the way all the characters addressed each other: "Lo, great angel from Heaven, graceful and true of spirit." The pictures of the story in the book, while they received vast praise in the preface, were forgettable.
Still, I can't get away from the amazing work that Milton put here. My only real compliant was the blatant sexism that Adam had for Eve, assuming she was always inferior to him. That is no longer the way of the world, and I doubt Adam would have treated Eve thusly. Sin, Death. Satan, Michael and Raphael were my favorite characters, all providing memorable lines.