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By John Milton

ISBN-10: 0718192494

ISBN-13: 9780718192495

John Milton (1608-74) used to be born in London, and was once expert at St Paul's college and for this reason at Christ's university, Cambridge. Thereafter he spent a few years in deepest learn, vacationing France and Italy within the past due 1630s. Upon his go back to a kingdom now in political quandary, he dedicated himself to instructing and to the ebook of a chain of more and more radical pamphlets on non secular and political liberty, together with defences of divorce, a unfastened press, and the ideal of a humans to depose and execute a tyrannical king. He turned thoroughly blind in 1652. After the recovery he used to be politically muzzled, yet during this interval he released his mature poetic masterpieces, together with Paradise misplaced (1667). this day, Milton is better referred to as a poet; in his personal time, it was once for his polemical prose that he used to be either celebrated and reviled. Dr William Poole is an academic fellow at New collage, Oxford. He has released extensively within the parts of early-modern literary, highbrow and clinical heritage.

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Dis-le moi, océan (à moi seul, pour ne pas attrister ceux qui n’ont encore connu que les illusions), et si le souffle de Satan crée les tempêtes qui soulèvent tes eaux salées jusqu’aux nuages. Il faut que tu me le dises, parce que je me réjouirais de savoir l’enfer si près de l’homme. Je veux que celle-ci soit la dernière strophe 47 de mon invocation. Par conséquent, une seule fois encore, je veux te saluer et te faire mes adieux ! Vieil océan, aux vagues de cristal... Mes yeux se mouillent de larmes abondantes, et je n’ai pas la force de poursuivre ; car, je sens que le moment venu de revenir parmi les hommes, à l’aspect brutal ; mais...

La majesté de l’homme est empruntée ; il ne m’imposera point : toi, oui. Oh ! quand tu t’avances, la crête haute et terrible, entouré de tes replis tortueux comme d’une cour, magnétiseur et farouche, roulant tes ondes les unes sur les autres, avec la conscience de ce que tu es, pendant que tu pousses, des profondeurs de ta poitrine, comme accablé d’un remords intense que je ne puis pas découvrir, ce sourd mugissement perpétuel que les hommes redoutent tant, même quand ils te contemplent, en sûreté, tremblants sur le rivage, alors, je vois qu’il ne m’appartient pas, le 46 droit insigne de me dire ton égal.

Quant à tes petites filles, elles ne sont pas si belles que les yeux de ma mère. 61 – Toute notre vie s’est épuisée dans les cantiques de ta gloire. Tels nous avons été jusqu’ici, tels nous serons, jusqu’au moment où nous recevrons de toi l’ordre de quitter cette terre. – Elles t’obéiront à ton moindre signe et ne songeront qu’à te plaire. Si tu désires l’oiseau qui ne se repose jamais, elles te l’apporteront. Si tu désires la voiture de neige, qui transporte au soleil en un clin d’œil, elles te l’apporteront.

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