Autograph Manuscript Signed, six lines from John Milton’s Paradise Lost, penned on a quarto sheet, Rydal Mount, October 4, 1825. Wordsworth adds an amusing note below.
“What call’st thou solitude? Is not the Earth With various living creatures, and the air Replenish’d, and all these at they command To come and play before thee? Know’st thou not Their language and their ways? They also know And reason not contemptibly-” [Milton’s lines penned by Wordsworth]
William Wordsworth’s note reads: “Since I wrote the above I find it is intended for a young lady- it ought to have been penned for an elderly one who kept a Parrot at least.”
John Milton’s Paradise Lost is generally regarded as the greatest epic poem in the English language. William Wordsworth greatly admired Milton and regarded him as the voice of a nobler age.
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