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Department
English
Course
ENGC36H3
Professor
Holly Luhning
Semester
Fall

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Lecture 3 15 09Wednesday September 14 2011134 PMhttpwwwdartmouthedumiltonreadingroomplbook1httpwwwsparknotescompoetryparadiselostsection1htmlhttpwwwsparknotescompoetryparadiselostsection2rhtmlMilton Son of a wealthy merchant and had a good formal education Familiar with Latin and GreekFalls on the Ancients Classics sideThought he was better than the Ancients and ClassicsAlways wanted to write an epic Wanted to be the first in the English language Wanted to compared to the Iliad and OdysseySupport the execution of King James 1Supported Cromwell Had to go into hiding Began to lose his eyesight PL wrote in 1669 time of the Great Fire Thought to be a great piece of literatureAllowed him to come out of hidingAlso supported the ideas of religion a source of strength for the political power There were lots of splits in the churchHe was Presbyterian Then left the church and felt that everyone should have their own spiritual path and there shouldnt be organized religion He was Protestant but not Presbyterian when h
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