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(in Deutschland wäre z.B. Klopstock ein Kandidat für lofty style).
To an extent, the Augustans were something of an antidote to the wild excesses of the post Restoration period (1660 onwards) which was characterised by excessive bawdiness and vulgarity. In embracing a more sedate and lofty style of writing, thinking and philosophy, the Augustan scholars were, in a sense, setting a 'good example' and distancing themselves from the vulgarity of 18th century life.
The so-called “grand” or lofty style of Milton’s Paradise Lost is significant to the poem in numerous ways, chiefly because it struck Milton as by far the style most appropriate to the lofty subject matter he had chosen for his poem. Rather than choosing a “low” (that is, a common or colloquial) style or the kind of “middle” style used in much conventional poetry, Milton chose an elevated style because it seemed the only style that could do justice to the important matters he meant to discuss and depict.