John Milton

John Milton Biography

John Milton was an English poet, polemicist, a scholarly man of letters, and a civil servant for the Commonwealth (republic) of England under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval, and is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost.

Milton's poetry and prose reflect deep personal convictions, a passion for f ...

John Milton Quotes

11 November 2014

None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but licence.

11 November 2014

No man who knows aught, can be so stupid to deny that all men naturally were born free.

11 November 2014

A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.

11 November 2014

Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil.

11 November 2014

Lords are lordliest in their wine.

John Milton Comments

Fabrizio Frosini 15 October 2015

Milton wrote some poems in Italian: 5 sonnets and a canzone: Canzone. Ridonsi donne e giovani amorosi M'accostandosi attorno, e perché scrivi, Perché tu scrivi in lingua ignota e strana Verseggiando d'amor, e come t'osi? Dinne, se la tua speme sia mai vana E de pensieri lo miglior t'arrivi; Così mi van burlando, altri rivi Altri lidi t'aspettan, & altre onde Nelle cui verdi sponde Spuntati ad hor, ad hor a la tua chioma L'immortal guiderdon d'eterne frondi Perché alle spalle tue soverchia soma? Canzon dirotti, e tu per me rispondi, - Dice mia Donna, e 'l suo dir, e il mio cuore Questa è lingua di cui si vanta Amore.

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Nandkishor Dadhich 05 January 2012

Milton it's my glee, I see thee through thy poems. Love thee it's my glee.

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Good writing and poetry.

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Rose Noir 04 September 2006

'Did I request thee Maker from my clay to mould me man? Did I solicit thee from darkness to promote me? ' -Adam's words after the fall quoted from Paradise Lost. I first read them years ago in the intro to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and they have remained with me ever since.

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p.a. noushad 14 July 2008

unique is your writing style, god, angels, satan all are characters in your poems.I love your poems.

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Sujata Gavali 02 January 2019

Nice poem.... By John Milton

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Mayuri mandal 12 November 2018

Nice poem.

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pauline Bennett 29 October 2018

absolutely brilliant

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sridhul 28 September 2018

thanks

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Samya 16 August 2018

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The Best Poem Of John Milton

On His Blindness

When I consider how my light is spent
Ere half my days in this dark world and wide,
And that one talent which is death to hide
Lodg'd with me useless, though my soul more bent
To serve therewith my Maker, and present
My true account, lest he returning chide,
"Doth God exact day-labour, light denied?"
I fondly ask. But Patience, to prevent
That murmur, soon replies: "God doth not need
Either man's work or his own gifts: who best
Bear his mild yoke, they serve him best. His state
Is kingly; thousands at his bidding speed
And post o'er land and ocean without rest:
They also serve who only stand and wait."

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