Now who - Now who's this Milton guy? 1. Milton was born in...

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Now who's this Milton guy? 1. Milton was born in London on December 9, 1608. 2. His grandfather, an had been a staunch Roman Catholic who had disinherited his son, the poet's father, for turning Protestant. 3. John Milton, Sr. made his comfortable fortune as a scrivener, or notary, and through the collateral business of private banking or moneylending (usury?) 4. Milton was to pay repeated tributes to his father's generous concern with his education and the poet's lifelong devotion to music-- "Ad Patrem" may well have been written in 1631-32. 5. Educated at St. Paul's School, London, 1620, may have been as early as 1615. a) In addition to his regular schoolwork in Latin, Greek, and, later, Hebrew, the boy had instruction at home, perhaps partly in modern languages, from private tutors. b) Milton was a voracious student; he traced the initial cause of his later blindness to his having, from his 12th year, rarely quit his books before midnight. You can try that on your parents. 6. At Cambridge from 1625 to 1632, left with an M.A.
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course ENG enc1101 taught by Professor Topolsky during the Fall '01 term at Broward College.

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