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Selected Poetry of John Milton (1608-1674)


from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

Let us no more contend, nor blame
Each other, blam'd enough elsewhere, but strive
In offices of love how we may light'n
Each other's burden in our share of woe,
Since this day's death denounc'd, if aught I see,
Will prove no sudden, but a slow-pac'd evil,
A long day's dying, to augment our pain,
And to our seed (O hapless seed!) deriv'd.
        (Paradise Lost: Book X, 958-965)
  1. At a Vacation Exercise (excerpt)
  2. Comus (excerpt)
  3. Il Penseroso
  4. L'Allegro
  5. Lycidas
  6. On the Lord General Fairfax at the Siege of Colchester
  7. On the Morning of Christ's Nativity
  8. Paradise Lost: Book I
  9. Paradise Lost: Book I (1674)
  10. Paradise Lost: Book II (1674)
  11. Paradise Lost: Book III (1674)
  12. Paradise Lost: Book IV
  13. Paradise Lost: Book IV (1674)
  14. Paradise Lost: Book IX
  15. Paradise Lost: Book IX (1674)
  16. Paradise Lost: Book V (1674)
  17. Paradise Lost: Book VI (1674)
  18. Paradise Lost: Book VII (1674)
  19. Paradise Lost: Book VIII (1674)
  20. Paradise Lost: Book X
  21. Paradise Lost: Book X (1674)
  22. Paradise Lost: Book XI (1674)
  23. Paradise Lost: Book XII (1674)
  24. Paradise Lost: Books II-III: Editorial Summary
  25. Paradise Lost: Books V-VIII: Editorial Summary
  26. Paradise Lost: Books XI-XII: Editorial Summary
  27. Paradise Regain'd: Book I (1671)
  28. Paradise Regain'd: Book II (1671)
  29. Paradise Regain'd: Book III (1671)
  30. Paradise Regain'd: Book IV (1671)
  31. Samson Agonistes (excerpt)
  32. Sonnet VII: How soon hath Time, the Subtle Thief of Youth
  33. Sonnet XII: I did but Prompt the Age to Quit their Clogs
  34. Sonnet XVI: To the Lord General Cromwell
  35. Sonnet XVIII: On the Late Massacre in Piemont
  36. Sonnet XIX: When I Consider How my Light is Spent
  37. Sonnet XXII: To Cyriack Skinner
  38. Sonnet XXIII: Methought I Saw my Late Espoused Saint
  39. To Mr. Lawrence

Biographical information

Given name: John
Family name: Milton
Birth date: 6 December 1608
Death date: 8 November 1674
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: John Milton
          wife: Catharine Milton (from 12 November 1656 to 1658)
          wife: Elizabeth Milton (from 24 February 1662)
          wife: Mary Milton (from 1643)
          brother: Christopher Milton
          son: John Milton
          daughter: Anne Milton
          daughter: Deborah Milton
          daughter: Mary Milton
Languages
          English
          French
          Italian
          Latin
          Greek
          Hebrew
Education
          Private tutor, Thomas Young
          St. Paul's School: 1620
          Christ's College, Cambridge (B.A.): 9 April 1625 to 26 March 1629
          Christ's College, Cambridge (M.A.): 1629 to 3 July 1632
Religion: Presbyterian
Politics: Republican
Literary period: Seventeenth century
Occupations
          Teacher
          Latin secretary, council of state: 1648
Residences
          Aldersgate Street, London
          Bartholomew Close
          St. Bride's Churchyard
          Whitehall to 1651
          Bread Street, Cheapside: 9 December 1608
          Horton: July 1632 to April 1638
          High Holborn: 1647
          Petty France, Westminster: 1651
          Artillery Walk, Bunhill Fields: 1662
Cause of death: Gout
Buried at: St. Giles's, Cripplegate
First RPO edition: 1997