John Milton, Vol. 20 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from John Milton, Vol. 20When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was pleasing; all my mind was set Serious to learn and know, and thence to do, What might be public good: myself I thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth And righteous things.Milton's scholastic education began early under his father's direction and care, who also provided him private teachers at home unti...
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he was in his twelfth year. He then sent him to St. Paul's Grammar School. These helps, seconded by his own really excessive but loving diligence in study, pre pared him for admission to Christ's College, Cambridge University, Feb. 12, 1624, when he was sixteen years and two months Old. Here his devotion to study was unabated. It was his habit to sit up till midnight at his book, which Was the first thing that brought his eyes into the danger ofblindness. For some reason, not fully explained, he had some disagreements with Chappell, his first tutor, and with Bainbridge, master of the college, which made him for a time unpopular with the college authorities. Out of these facts arose the legend, Sanctioned by Johnson, that Milton was whipped at college. But, after carefully sifting the evidence by which this scandal was supported, Masson, the poet's most exhaustive biographer, pronounces it unworthy Of credit. That he was rusticated for a short time while an undergraduate is tolerably certain. Yet not for any moral misconduct, but probably because his self-assertion and mental independenceb crave offense to his Official superiors, some of whom he despised as being his infe1i01s, if not -ih attainments yet in intellectual breadth and quality Of mind.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.