John Milton - writing was the only thing he was ever good...

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John Milton / Puritan poet Came from wealthy family; served under Cromwell as censor for a few years; went blind 1651 Paradise Lost Most famous work, 1667; started writing w/ his daughter then new wife (he was blind by then); epic poem that fictionalizes Satan’s fall from Heaven and Man’s fall from grace “On His Blindness” Poem in which Milton speaks on his blindness; says
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Unformatted text preview: writing was the only thing he was ever good at and God took that from Him; wanted to travel and write for HIS glory; at the end reasons that maybe God doesnt need everyone to travel but some to stay Areopagitica Published while he was censor; basically said that censorship was unnecessary; truth always prevails...
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