Who is John Milton

John Milton (9 December 1608 – 8 November 1674) was an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under its Council of State and later under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval, and is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost (1667), written in blank verse.

Writing in English, Latin, Greek, and Italian, he achieved international renown within his lifetime, and his celebrated Areopagitica (1644), written in condemnation of pre-publication censorship, is among history's most influential and impassioned defences of freedom of speech and freedom of the press. His desire for freedom extended into his style: he introduced new words (coined from Latin) to the English lang...
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John Milton Poems

  • How Soon Hath Time
    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. ...
  • At A Vacation Exercise In The Colledge, Part Latin, Part English.
    Hail native Language, that by sinews weak
    Didst move my first endeavouring tongue to speak,
    And mad'st imperfect words with childish tripps,
    Half unpronounc't, slide through my infant-lipps, ...
  • Translations Of The Italian Poems Vi.
    Enamour'd, artless, young, on foreign ground,
    Uncertain whither from myself to fly,
    To thee, dear Lady, with an humble sigh
    Let me devote my heart, which I have found ...
  • Translations Of The Italian Poems V.
    Lady! It cannot be, but that thine eyes
    Must be my sun, such radiance they display
    And strike me ev'n as Phoebus him, whose way
    Through torrid Libya's sandy desert lies. ...
  • Translations Of The Italian Poems Iv To Charles Diodati.
    Charles and I say it wond'ring thou must know
    That I who once assum'd a scornful air,
    And scoff'd at love, am fallen in his snare
    (Full many an upright man has fallen so) ...
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God 88 Long 74 Great 71 Light 71 High 70 Earth 69 Good 65 Son 64 Time 63 Deep 60


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  • Zingaibot_f: gabriel"but if within the circuit of these walks in whatsoever shape he lurk, of whom thou telst, by morrow dawning i shall know."john milton『paradise lost』
  • Zingaibot_f: michael "nor love thy life, nor hate; but what thou livst live well, how long or short permit to heav'n."john milton『paradise lost』
  • Ludsomewhere: john milton has a poem by the same name - it’s a classic, but i prefer this.
  • Marytella2: our tended plants, how blows the citron grove, what drops the myrrhe, & what the balmie reed, how nature paints her colours, how the bee sits on the bloom extracting liquid sweet. ~ john milton paradise lost
  • Zingaibot_f: nisroc "yet hard for gods, and too unequal work we find against unequal armes to fight in paine,against unpaind, impassive."john milton『paradise lost』
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Beatrice. (From Dante. Purgatorio, Xxx., Xxxi.)
 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Even as the Blessed, at the final summons,
Shall rise up quickened, each one from his grave,
Wearing again the garments of the flesh,
So, upon that celestial chariot,
A hundred rose
ad vocem tanti senis
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Ministers and messengers of life eternal.
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