John Milton (9 December 1608 – 8 November 1674) was an English poet, polemicist, a scholarly man of letters, and a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval, and is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost.
Read more about John Milton.
Famous quotes containing the words john milton, milton and/or john:
“The Star that bids the Shepherd fold,
Now the top of Heavn doth hold,
And the gilded Car of Day,
His glowing Axle doth allay
In the steep Atlantick stream,”
—John Milton (16081674)
“He werent no saintbut at Jedgment
Id run my chance with Jim,
Longside of some pious gentlemen
That wouldnt shook hands with him.
He seen his duty, a dead-sure thing,
And went for it, thar an then:
And Christ aint a-goin to be too hard
On a man that died for me.”
—John Milton Hay (18381905)
“Iknowwhata mother tiger does when shes upset. She eats her young.”
—Guy Trosper, U.S. screenwriter, and John Frankenheimer. Robert Stroud (Burt Lancaster)