A seventeenth-century English poet. His greatest work is the epic Paradise Lost, which he dictated after he went blind. With Geoffrey Chaucer and William Shakespeare, Milton is considered one of the greatest of all English poets. A famous phrase from Milton's works is his statement of purpose in Paradise Lost: “to justify the ways of God to men.” Also well known is the last line of his poem “On His Blindness”: “They also serve who only stand and wait.”
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A few years back, designer John Galliano was fined by the government for sharing just such anti-semitic sentiments in public.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
NEW ORLEANS — John Boehner was reelected House Speaker yesterday by his Republican colleagues despite some dissenting members.
And similar shards of enthusiasm-killing kryptonite are lodged in John Kasich, Mike Pence and Ted Cruz.
As it currently stands, the Via Dolorosa follows the account given in the Gospel of John.
By contrast, John McCain, the eventual GOP nominee, had raised approximately $12.7 million in the first quarter of 2007 alone.
After all, may not even John Burns be human; may not Mr. Chamberlain himself have a heart that can feel for another?God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
He was contemporary with Milton, and preferred before him by critics of the day, but has now sunk into oblivion.
Hamo in alluding to the early cultivation of tobacco by the colony, says, that John Rolfe was the pioneer tobacco planter.
John Wilson, a celebrated landscape and marine painter, died at Folkstone, aged 81.
John Thornton Kirkland, president of Harvard university, died, aged 70.