John Milton

John Milton

About John Milton

John Milton was an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval, and is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost.

Books Are Not Dead Things

By |2019-07-23T11:16:43-05:00August 12th, 2018|Categories: Books, Free Speech, John Milton, Quotation|

Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. I know they are as lively, and as [...]

How Soon Hath Time

By |2015-05-24T14:46:24-05:00May 24th, 2015|Categories: Poetry|

How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth, Stolen on his wing my three and twentieth year! My hasting days fly on with full career, But my late spring no bud or blossom shew’th. Perhaps my semblance might deceive the truth, That I to manhood am arrived so near, And inward ripeness doth [...]