John Milton

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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 ...
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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
Sonnet Vii: How Soon Hath Time, The Subtle Thief Of Youth
How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth,
Stoln on his wing my three and twentieth year!
My hasting days fly on wtih full career,
But my late spring no bud or blossom shew'th.
HAIL holy light, ofspring of Heav'n first-born,
Or of th' Eternal Coeternal beam
May I express thee unblam'd? since God is light,
And never but in unapproached light
On Shakespear
What needs my Shakespear for his honour'd Bones,
The labour of an age in piled Stones,
Or that his hallow'd reliques should be hid
Under a Star-ypointing Pyramid?
Paradise Lost: Book 01
Of Man's first disobedience, and the fruit
Of that forbidden tree whose mortal taste
Brought death into the World, and all our woe,
With loss of Eden, till one greater Man
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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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Aryan Kumar 13 June 2018
Nice poems
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Krithu 07 March 2018
Nice website.
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Umar Abubakar 13 January 2018
Great philosopher
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Ashish upadhyay 07 December 2017
Nice poems
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Ashish upadhyay 07 December 2017
Nice poem s
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Shubodeep 29 November 2017
Nice poem
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Rahul 22 November 2017
I read that today
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astha singh 12 November 2017
Paradise lost and on his blindness is my favorite poem
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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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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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