Thursday, December 24, 2015

The Very Room Honoured By Milton's Name


Among the band of my compeers was one
Whom chance had stationed in the very room
Honoured by Milton's name. O temperate Bard!
Be it confest that, for the first time, seated
Within thy innocent lodge and oratory,
One of a festive circle, I poured out
Libations, to thy memory drank, till pride
And gratitude grew dizzy in a brain
Never excited by the fumes of wine
Before that hour, or since.

~ William Wordsworth

Photo: Christ's College, Cambridge, where John Milton was a student from 1625 to 1629.

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