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On the morning of Christ's nativity: Milton's hymn

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This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series. In the interest of creating a more extensive selection of rare historical book reprints, we have chosen to reproduce this title even though it may possibly have occasional imperfections such as missing and blurred pages, missing text, poor pictures, markings, dark backgrounds and other reproduct ...more
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Published 1977 by Folcroft Library Editions (first published January 1st 1900)
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Ken Moten
Dec 17, 2015 Ken Moten rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"This is the Month, and this the happy morn
Wherin the Son of Heav'ns eternal King,
Of wedded Maid, and Virgin Mother born,
Our great redemption from above did bring;
For so the holy sages once did sing.
That he our deadly forfeit should release,
And with his Father work us a perpetual peace.
"

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This is, in a modern sense, a very unusual Christmas poem. This is not Clement Clarke Moore or Charles Dickens, but a very specifically Christian poem. It was written by an unknown 21 year old J
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Brian
Feb 01, 2015 Brian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Specifically regarding "Lycidas", a composition by Milton in honor of a fellow student at Cambridge, Edward King, who drowned while on a very short sea voyage, it is sometimes hard to distinguish whether Milton is praising King, praising himself through writing the work, attacking the clergy of the period, or (probably most likely) all of the above.
Aaron
Jul 09, 2015 Aaron rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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beautiful!

And though the shady gloom
Had given day her room,
The Sun himself with-held his wonted speed,
And hid his head for shame,
As his inferior flame,
The new enlightened world no more should need;
He saw a greater Sun appear
Then his bright Throne, or burning Axletree could bear
Corbin
Nov 26, 2008 Corbin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 22, classics, religion, poetry
A nativity story about Jesus becoming Pan, written in soppy couplets. Aped by Nathaniel Hawthorne in "The Scarlet Letter" with considerably less dignity.
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John Milton (9 December 1608 – 8 November 1674) was an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England 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.

Milton's poetry and prose reflect deep personal convictions, a passion for freedom and
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