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When I Consider How My Light is Spent (On His Blindness)

When I Consider How My Light is Spent (On His Blindness)

  

by John Milton

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As an ancient currency, a "talent" was equivalent to 60 "mina" or 3,000 "shekels." That's about $720,000 U.S. Good to know, right? As a measure of weight, a "talent" is about 75 pounds. (Source)

One of Milton's most controversial beliefs was that divorce should be legal in cases of "incompatibility." (Source)

Milton is often compared with Homer, the Ancient Greek author of the Iliad and the Odyssey. Like Milton, Homer was thought to be completely blind. (Source)

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