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John Milton was born 12/9/1608 in London.  He was an excellent poet, a theologian (some of our “Biblical ideas” are “Miltonic”) and had a strong interest in the actions of Rome regarding the state.  He grew up an Anglican, later turned to Presbyterianism, and finally became an Independent.  He went blind about 1652 but still wrote (through his secretary).  Sadly, secular intellectuals speak highly of his poetry but say little about his greatest works: Paradise Lost (1667), Paradise Regained (1671), and Samson Agonistes (1671) thus robbing some youth of their valuable insights.  His works include an exposition of Christian doctrine, a plea for qualitative Christian education, and various political writings.  Milton died 8/11/1674.

Milton Quotes:

“Better to reign in Hell, than to serve in Heaven.”  (These words, which Milton has coming from satan’s mouth, express the attitude of the Carnal Heart. – eab) ―  Paradise Lost

“Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.” ―  Areopagitica

 “Thou canst not touch the freedom of my mind.” ―  Comus

“Freely they stood who stood, and fell who fell. ” ―  Paradise Lost

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