L'ALLEGRO, IL PENSEROSO COMUS, and LYCIDAS (Eclectic English Classics) 1894
L'ALLEGRO, IL PENSEROSO COMUS, and LYCIDAS (ECLECTIC ENGLISH CLASSICS). By JOHN MILTON,AMERCIAN BOOK CO., NEW YORK, 1894.
L'Allegro is a pastoral poem by John Milton published in his 1645 Poems.
L'Allegro (which means "the happy man" in Italian) has from its first appearance been paired with the contrasting pastoral poem, Il Penseroso ("the melancholy man"), which depicts a similar day spent in contemplation and thought.
John Milton (1608–1674) was an English poet and intellectual who served as a civil servant for the
Commonwealth of England under its Council of State and later 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,
Paradise Lost is widely considered to be one of the greatest works of literature ever written.
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