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[mil-tn] /ˈmɪl tn/
John, 1608–74, English poet.
a town in SE Ontario, in S Canada.
a town in E Massachusetts, near Boston.
a male given name: a family name taken from a placename meaning “mill town.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It is supposed that he made his first acquaintance with Milton in Italy.

  • It's no like Drumtochty; ye're setting an example, Milton, wi' yir composure.

  • Milton was the son of a London scrivener, and Pope and Southey were the sons of linendrapers.

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  • And so we have Milton and Herrick, both poets, the one a great man, the other not.

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  • But the great Milton has proved that this objection is not insuperable.

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British Dictionary definitions for Milton


John. 1608–74, English poet. His early works, notably L'Allegro and Il Penseroso (1632), the masque Comus (1634), and the elegy Lycidas (1637), show the influence of his Christian humanist education and his love of Italian Renaissance poetry. A staunch Parliamentarian and opponent of episcopacy, he published many pamphlets during the Civil War period, including Areopagitica (1644), which advocated freedom of the press. His greatest works were the epic poems Paradise Lost (1667; 1674), and Paradise Regained (1671) and the verse drama Samson Agonistes (1671)
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