Selected Poems

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Dover Publications, 1993 - Poetry - 113 pages
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Best Known as the author of the epic poem 'Paradise Lost', John Milton (1608-1674) was also an accomplished writer of shorter verse forms. This volume includes a selection of 20 of the best of these works - 'On the Morning of Christ's Nativity,' 'On Shakespeare,' 'L' Allegro,' 'Il Penseroso,' 'Comus - A Mask', 'Lycidas,' 'On the Late Massacre in Piemont,' 'On His Blindness,' 'On His Deceased Wife,' 'Samson Agonistes' and more. In this carefully chosen selection, readers will discover the wide erudition, mastery of meter and rhythm and superb artistic control that have earned Milton a preeminent place in English literature.

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User Review  - Lavinia - Goodreads

I'd say... don't read it in English if you're not a native English speaker! I did, and I think it was a big mistake. Though I didn't really understand everything, I enjoyed the sound of it. The sound ... Read full review

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One of the greatest of English poets, John Milton (1609–74) is best known for his immortal epic, Paradise Lost. A prolific pamphleteer and polemicist, he is also a giant in the history of political thought and philosophy who opposed state-sponsored religion and championed liberty of conscience.

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