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Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Loading comments… Trouble loading? Terrance Lindall in his year long celebration of Milton's th birthday created a final painting of Paradise Lost completed on December 8, Paradise Lost - Satan's first speech Summary: Satan's first speech upon finding himself in the pit of hell!! I've used the great Ian Richardson's version but slowed and lowered his voice.
I've also added some Giclee prints of Terrance Lindall's new work.
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Fascinating ART a world hidden under gold Summary: Satan flies to Hell's gate, where Milton in a Moment by Paul Hanover Summary: This work was created by going through the entire work of Paradise Lost by John Milton and selecting lines that were suitable for a song and editing to approx.
Themes discussed include original innocence, original Paradise lost Atto I, parte 2 Summary: Piano and I played intuitive style, that's make a kind of magic and we are inspired from John Milton and In which God sends his Son to drive the rebellious angels out of heaven.
Dr Hal recites Paradise Lost pt1 Summary: Milton had started to write poetry when at college including the Nativity Ode and Epitaph on Shakespeare , but since he had always been independently minded, intellectually strong, dedicated, rigorous and brilliant, he had not been a very popular pupil at school.
Milton also disagreed so violently with his tutor that he was suspended. Some reports suggest there was actually a fight between them! Certainly Milton defied him, as he did many of the prevailing mores of his time, with no apparent concern for the risk this caused to his reputation or his future.
Milton's Paradise Lost Paintings of God
He then headed off to Europe for a grand tour. For the next twenty years he dedicated his life to politics. During the Civil War, he taught, and also published pamphlets and polemics on educational, political and religious matters including Areopagitica , a treatise against censorship , which brought him to the attention of the parliamentarians. On their victory, he was employed as Secretary for Foreign Tongues, which essentially meant that it was his job to write, in Latin, responses to criticisms of the turmoil that had overtaken England.
Any optimism he may have had about the republican ideal was, however, to be tempered by the inevitable intolerance of the new government towards any dissent.
The Great Poets – John Milton
On a personal level his life went through a turmoil almost as great as the political and social one of his country. In he had married Mary Powell, half his age and from a Royalist family. Unsurprisingly it was not a success hence his tracts in favour of divorce , but they were reconciled in despite her entire family accompanying her back to London and moving in.
In their son John was born, and in a third daughter, Deborah. But his wife died from complications following the birth, and his son died only months later.
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In that same year, Milton became totally blind. He had been aware that his eyesight was deteriorating, but he would be no more likely to reduce his reading and writing than he would give up his republican ideals or his idiosyncratic religious convictions: He was married again, to Catherine Woodcock, in ; but she too died in childbirth just two years later, prompting the sonnet Methought I saw my late espoused saint. Having been spared by the intervention of Marvell and others following the restitution of the monarchy, Milton lived out his life in relatively quiet retirement.