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John Milton
b. December 9, 1608 – d. November 8, 1674 • Author • Poet
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Milton, John
Milton, John (1608–74), poet and controversialist. The son of a scrivener, he was educated at St Paul’s School, London, and at Christ’s College, Cambridge (1625–32), where he won a high reputation for his scholarship and literary gifts; his famous Ode on the Morning of Christ’s Nativity (1629) belongs
Encyclopedia of the Reformed Faith
Milton, John
Milton, John (1608–1674)An English Puritan spokesman as a political figure in Oliver Cromwell’s government, writer of polemical prose on political and ecclesiastical issues, and poet. He gained international prominence as Secretary for Foreign Languages for the Council of State and defended the regicide
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Milton, John
Milton, John(1608–74). Next to William Shakespeare, John Milton is usually regarded as the greatest English poet. His magnificent Paradise Lost is considered to be the finest epic poem in the English language. In other epics and in shorter verse forms Milton showed further proof of his genius. Although
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Milton, John
Milton, John (1608–74). After Shakespeare, the most important English poet. He is chiefly known for his epic poem Paradise Lost, which is about the fall of humanity. This poem and several others are a strong expression of the Puritan vison of the world and of history. He was a defender of religious and
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John Milton
PoetsJohn MiltonPuritan author of Paradise Lost“Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, … but he who destroys a good book kills reason itself.”As a young man, John Milton wrote a friend: “Do you ask what I am meditating? By the help of Heaven, an immortality of fame.” Not many can actually
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Milton, John
Milton, John (1608–1674)Eminent English poetMilton’s father, who was a scrivener and an accomplished musician, afforded Milton an extraordinary education including seven years at Christ’s College, Cambridge; six years of “postgraduate” private study; and fifteen months of travel, primarily in Italy.