Category Archives: Milton John

Sonnet 19: On His Blindness by John Milton

When I consider how my light is spent, Ere half my days, in this dark world and wide, And that one Talent which is death to hide Lodged with me useless, though my Soul more bent To serve therewith my … Continue reading

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Lycidas by John Milton

A Lament for his friend, Edward King, who drowned en route from Chester on the Irish Sea in 1637 Yet once more, O ye laurels, and once more Ye myrtles brown, with ivy never sere, I come to pluck your berries harsh and crude, … Continue reading

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On Shakespeare. 1630 by John Milton

What needs my Shakespeare for his honoured bones, The labor of an age in pilèd stones, Or that his hallowed relics should be hid Under a star-ypointing pyramid? Dear son of Memory, great heir of fame, What need’st thou such … Continue reading

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Sonnet VII: How soon hath Time, the Subtle Thief of Youth by John Milton

How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth, Stol’n 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 … Continue reading

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