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" In this poem there is no nature, for there is no truth; there is no art, for there is nothing new. Its form is that of a pastoral, easy, vulgar, and therefore disgusting: whatever images it can supply, are long ago exhausted; and its inherent improbability... "
Milton, with an Introduction and Notes - Σελίδα 45
των Samuel Johnson - 1893 - 139 σελίδες
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