Tuesday, February 24, 2009
February 24: Lights and Shadows of Milton (Vol. 4, pp. 30-38)
More of John Milton's poetry today — a day where in 1662, he married his third wife, Elizabeth Marshall. Today's poems, "L' Allegro" and "Il Penseroso," are dediciated to the joys of youth and the banishment of melancholy. Needless to say, these were written pre-"Paradise Lost."