Reflections on a Wandering Life.....
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
I was in the library of my former university some time ago, when I discovered a copy of Samuel Johnson''s Lives of the Poets, and becamse interested in the section on Milton. But before really getting into it, I decided that perhaps I ought to spend some time actually reading Milton. It's hard to believe that my sixtieth birthday is right around the corner, but I have never read Paradise Lost. So I set myself to the task, and thus I found this web site. Actually, the reason I was interested in reading Samuel Johnson''s classic in the first place, is because I had started reading Boswell''s classic biography of Johnson several years ago and decided that it would be more meaningful if I had actually read something by Johnson before I began the biography. So I'm reading Milton so that I can read Johnson so that I can read Boswell.