John Milton

(9 December 1608 – 8 November 1674 / London, England)

On His Deceased Wife - Poem by John Milton

METHOUGHT I saw my late espoused Saint
   Brought to me like Alcestis from the grave,
   Whom Joves great Son to her glad Husband gave,
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Comments about On His Deceased Wife by John Milton

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal Mohammed Asim Nehal (12/15/2015 7:29:00 PM)

    Great imagery and nice poem...Her face was vail'd, yet to my fancied sight,
    Love, sweetness, goodness, in her person shin'd
    So clear, as in no face with more delight.
    But O as to embrace me she enclin'd
    I wak'd, she fled, and day brought back my night. (Report) Reply

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  • Warren Jones (8/9/2013 10:55:00 AM)

    I don't know how I ever got past the first twelve lines (I still find them tedious) , but the last two! They had more impact on me than anything I've ever read. Wonderful! (Report) Reply

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