Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Risque Milton?...

Though best know for his religious and political literary works, a new poem attributed to John Milton has been found, which may dramatically alter his reputation. Filled with innuendo, 'An Extempore Upon A Faggot', is 'out of tune' with Milton's usual style, prompting the suggestion that his name was used by a jealous contemporary to bring scandal upon the poet. The work, found by academics at Oxford in the 'Harding Collection', will soon be digitised to be available for the public to view.

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