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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
H. M. Ayres, ed.  The Reader’s Dictionary of Authors.  1917.
 
John Milton (1608–1674)
 
Milton, John. One of the greatest of English poets; born in London, Dec. 9, 1608; died there, Nov. 8, 1674. He graduated at Cambridge in 1629; traveled in Italy, 1638; was Latin secretary of the Commonwealth, 1649; became totally blind in 1652. His greatest works were the famous epics ‘Paradise Lost’ (1666) and ‘Paradise Regained’ (1671); the tragedy ‘Samson Agonistes’ (1671); the poems ‘Comus’ (1634), ‘Lycidas’ (1637); ‘L’Allegro’ (1645); ‘Il Penseroso’ (1645); and his various sonnets. Of his prose writings the most renowned were ‘Areopagitica’ (1644), advocating freedom of the press: ‘The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates’ (1649), justifying the execution of Charles I.; and the ‘Defence of the English People’ (1654). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).
 
 
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