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So spake the Fiend [the devil], and with necessitie, The Tyrant's plea, excus'd his devilish deeds.

 
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John Milton, 1608-1674, English Writer, Paradise Lost

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John Milton
John Milton
  • Born: December 9, 1608
  • Died: November 8, 1674
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Poet

John Milton was an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under its Council of State and later under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval, and is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost (1667), written in blank verse.

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