Picture of John Milton, author of Pararise Lost; poet and novelist; seventeenth century British Literature / English Literature and poetry
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Milton, Ackroyd, Paradise Lost
On this day in 1667, John Milton's Paradise Lost was entered in the Stationers' Register. The fifty-eight-year-old Milton was totally blind, probably from glaucoma, throughout the decade it took to write Paradise Lost; his habit was to compose at night and then present himself to a scribe each morning to be, as he put it, "milked."

 

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