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Thinking Aloud
Great Works: Paradise Lost by Milton
His sight was taken from him, not his insight. Long after blindness beset him, John Milton composed his epic poem Paradise Lost; arranging its verses mentally by night, he recited them by memory to scribes by the daylight. The month of December marks four-hundred years since Milton's birth, occasioning our discussion of Paradise Lost for Great Works Monday, on Thinking Aloud.—Original airdate: 12/1/2008

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