John Milton

John Milton
Portrait by an unknown painter

In the collection of Christ’s College, Cambridge University
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It hardly can be thought upon without som laughter, that he who had acted over us so stately and so Tragically, should leave the World at last with such a ridiculous exit, as to bequeath among his deifying friends that stood about him, such a peece of mockery to be publisht by them, as must needs cover both his and their heads with shame and confusion.