Paradise Lost | Critical Essay by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

This literature criticism consists of approximately 10 pages of analysis & critique of Paradise Lost.
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Critical Essay by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

SOURCE: "Milton," in Coleridge's Miscellaneous Criticism, Constable & Co., 1936, pp. 157-65.

In the following excerpt, Coleridge praises the sublime simplicity of Paradise Lost.

If we divide the period from the accession of Elizabeth to the Protectorate of Cromwell into two unequal portions, the first ending with the death of James I. the other comprehending the reign of Charles and the brief glories of the Republic, we are forcibly struck with a difference in the character of the illustrious actors, by whom each period is rendered severally memorable. Or rather, the difference in the characters of the great men in each period, leads us to make this division. Eminent as the intellectual powers were that were displayed in both; yet in the number of great men, in the various sorts of excellence, and not merely in the variety but...

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