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Issue 50 / December 2012

Did John Milton write filthy, innuendo-laden rhyme?

Oxford lecturer finds An Extempore Upon a Faggot in 18th century anthology, supposedly by the author of Paradise Lost

Despite the fact that Ezra Pound wrote him off for his "asinine bigotry" and "the coarseness of his mentality", John Milton is usually celebrated as the politically radical, high-minded author of that great English epic Paradise Lost.

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Wednesday, 22 September, 2010

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