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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  • Marnie1591: [post-it] did i request thee, maker, from my clay to mould me man? did i solicit thee from darkness to promote me? ― john milton, paradise lost
  • Candleinwind2: "what hath night to do with sleep?" john milton, paradise lost
  • Zingaibot_f: raphael "mean while enjoy your fill what happiness this happie state can comprehend, incapable of more."john milton『paradise lost』
  • Aditichandel15: "for neither man nor angel can discern hypocrisy, the only evil that walks invisible except to god alone.” -john milton
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How lonesome the Wind must feel Nights'
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How lonesome the Wind must feel Nights-
When people have put out the Lights
And everything that has an Inn
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