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MILTON: Great Poets (The)

Milton stands alongside Shakespeare and the Bible in the power of his verse and its continuing impact. He is one of the great voices of English poetry. Born in 1608, he is best known for his epic Paradise Lost, but most of his writing life was spent composing shorter works. This collection brings together his brilliant early poems, including Il Penseroso, L’Allegro and Lycidas, as well as some of the finest and most touching works of his maturity, such as On His Blindness and Me thought I saw my late espoused saint. This anthology will serve as an introduction, or as a reminder of the range and variety of John Milton’s great gifts.

  The Great Poets
1.   At a Vacation Exercise 00:06:45
2.   L’Allegro 00:07:19
3.   Il Penseroso 00:05:21
4.   cont. Or let my lamp, at midnight hour… 00:05:05
5.   At a Solemn Musick 00:01:55
6.   To Mr. H Lawes, on his Aires 00:01:04
7.   On Time 00:01:15
8.   On Shakespeare 00:01:03
9.   On the morning of Christ’s Nativity 00:05:49
10.   cont. Yea Truth, and Justice then… 00:03:30
11.   Sonnet: To the Lord General Cromwell 00:01:11
12.   Sonnet: On the detraction which followed… 00:01:06
13.   Sonnet: On the Late Massacre in Piedmont 00:00:53
14.   Lycidas 00:06:25
15.   cont. It was that fatal and perfidious bark… 00:06:46
16.   Sonnet: To the Nightingale 00:00:55
17.   Sonnet: On my 23rd Birthday 00:01:38
18.   from Paradise Lost – opening of Book I 00:01:46
19.   from Paradise Lost – Book I – The fall of Mulciber 00:01:29
20.   from Paradise Lost – opening of Book II 00:01:52
21.   from Paradise Lost – from Book XII 00:01:28
22.   from Paradise Regained 00:01:38
23.   Sonnet: Upon a Deceased Wife 00:01:11
24.   Sonnet: On his Blindness 00:01:09
25.   Sonnet: To Cyriack Skinner 00:01:11
26.   from Samson Agonistes 00:02:03
27.   The destruction of the Temple 00:02:09
28.   The Final Chorus from Samson Agonistes 00:00:47
29.   from Comus, a Masque 00:03:53

Total Playing Time: 01:18:36

Milton, John

Bond, Samantha; Jacobi, Derek

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Poetry

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: NA185512

Barcode: 9789626348550

Physical Release: 02/2008

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