These stories are about the simple life and times of a small town boy. I would like to share these warm adventures with anyone who would enjoy hearing how the love of God and the outstretched arms of... More > family and a supportive community help mold a young boy into a positive and productive citizen. But most of all I hope it inspires someone to enjoy and live their life to the fullest each and every day, and smile along the way.< Less
A Day with John Milton was published in 1913 by May Byron. John Milton was an English poet, polemicist, a scholarly man of letters, and a civil servant for the Commonwealth (republic) of England... More > under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval, and is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost.
Milton's poetry and prose reflect deep personal convictions, a passion for freedom and self determination, and the urgent issues and political turbulence of his day. Writing in English, Latin, and Italian, he achieved international renown within his lifetime, and his celebrated Areopagitica, (written in condemnation of pre-publication censorship) is among history's most influential and impassioned defenses of free speech and freedom of the press.< Less
A Day with John Milton (1912) by May Byron.
May Clarissa Gillington Byron (born in 1861 as Mary Clarissa Gillington, died 5 November 1936) was a British writer and poet. She specialised in writing... More > biographies of artists, before going on to re-write some of J M Barrie's work for younger readers and to write cookbooks.
"About four o'clock on a September morning of 1665,—when the sun was not yet shining upon his windows facing the Artillery Fields, and the autumnal dew lay wet upon his garden leaves,—John Milton awoke with his customary punctuality, and, true to his austere and abstemious mode of life, wasted no time over comfortable indolence. He rose and proceeded to dress, with the help of his manservant Greene. For, although he was but fifty-four years in age, his hands were partly crippled with gout and chalkstones, and his eyes, clear, bright and blue as they had always been to outward seeming, were both stone-blind"...< Less