- 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.”
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Second,” said Sen. Paul, “is the Milton Friedman efficiency argument.My Coffee Klatch With Rand Paul
P. J. O’Rourke
September 27, 2014
Locke mentioned it in his Second Treatise on Government; Milton dreamed of it in Paradise Lost.Poet and Rake, Lord Byron Was Also an Interventionist With Brains and Savvy
February 16, 2014
The Milton Ager and Jack Yellow song signified the end of a dark era in American history...and the start of something new.Marc Jacobs is on Cloud Nine at New York Fashion Week
February 14, 2014
At one point, Powers invokes Milton Babbitt's 1958 essay "Who Cares If You Listen?"The Bioterrorist Who Loved Mahler
January 25, 2014
Moseley sent Milton to William Marshall, a.k.a. engraver to the stars.A Picture Says It All Or Does It? Judging an Author by Their Photo
December 10, 2013
It is supposed that he made his first acquaintance with Milton in Italy.The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
It's no like Drumtochty; ye're setting an example, Milton, wi' yir composure.A Doctor of the Old School, Part 4
Milton was the son of a London scrivener, and Pope and Southey were the sons of linendrapers.Self-Help
And so we have Milton and Herrick, both poets, the one a great man, the other not.The Lyric
But the great Milton has proved that this objection is not insuperable.Imogen
- 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)