We read! (Okay, we talked, and played music, too.) And since the language itself was a large part of the entertainment, and we had the time to reflect on what we read, the writing could afford to be rather more complicated (or tedious) than we’re willing to tolerate in our faster-paced world.
When I started reading this comic, I figured I’d go get my copy of Milton and quote a few sentences as examples, but I see I don’t need to to give you the idea. Besides, I quoted some other elderly English several posts back.
Wanna try your hand at a sentence like that?