Friday, December 09, 2005

Happy Birthday John Milton

What in me is dark
Illumine, what is low raise and support,
That to the height of this great argument
I may assert eternal Providence,
And justify the ways of God to men.
(Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 22.)

Join me in celebrating the birthday of John Milton, the beloved poet, who on this day turns 397 years old.

"One of the greatest poets of the English language, best-known for his epic poem PARADISE LOST (1667). Milton's powerful, rhetoric prose and the eloquence of his poetry had an immense influence especially on the 18th-century verse. Besides poems, Milton published pamphlets defending civil and religious rights."
- from this site.