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Milton and his Life John Milton was born in London. He is well known for being among the best artists of the English language, famous for his epic poem PARADISE LOST, written in 1667. Milton's poetry has been said to be powerful and having rhetoric prose and a huge influence on the 18th century verse. Milton has also published pamphlets protecting religious and civil rights. Milton was educated at Saint Paul's School and Christ's College, University of Cambridge. He attended to become a clergyman in the Church of England but then he climbed dissatisfaction with the condition of the Anglican clergy and began growing poetic interest. From 1632 to 1638 he prepared himself for his poetic career by entering upon an ambitious schedule of studying the Latin and Greek classics and political history. Then he settled in London and started writing a set of social, religious, and political tracts. In 1642 he married Mary Powell, who abandoned him after a couple of weeks because their differences in temperaments, but was reconciled in 1645. In his writings Milton supported the parliamentary cause in the civil war between Parliamentarians and Royalists, and he was appointed foreign secretary by the government of the Commonwealth. He became totally blind about 1652 and thereafter carried on together with his poetry with the aid of an assistant. In 1656 he married another wife, who died years afterwards. With the restoration, Milton was punished for.