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by John Milton

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Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

When John Milton wrote his most famous poem , Paradise Lost, he was completely blind. He had to dictate the whole thing, which is as long as a novel. Talk about patience (Source).

After he went blind, Milton made his daughters read to him in Greek, Latin, and other languages they did not understand. They eventually got into a domestic squabble about this, and Milton claimed they were being "undutiful" and "unkind." Now that's a demanding dad (Source).

In the 1640s, Milton was heavily involved in radical politics. He even wrote a pamphlet defending regicide (the killing of the king). Yikes (Source).

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