Infomotions, Inc.To Mr. Cyriack Skinner Upon His Blindness / Milton, John

Author: Milton, John
Title: To Mr. Cyriack Skinner Upon His Blindness
Publisher: Eris Etext Project
Tag(s): literature; seeing; skinner; argue; blindness; talks; cyriack; thir; john; forgot; bereft; light; heavns; english; will; noble; task; milton; hand; english literature
Contributor(s): Eric Lease Morgan (Infomotions, Inc.)
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Rights: GNU General Public License
Size: 127 words (really short) Grade range: 9-11 (high school) Readability score: 74 (easy)
Identifier: milton-to-539
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                                 by John Milton

  Cyriack, this three years day these eys, though clear
    To outward view, of blemish or of spot;
    Bereft of light thir seeing have forgot,
    Nor to thir idle orbs doth sight appear
  Of Sun or Moon or Starre throughout the year,
    Or man or woman. Yet I argue not
    Against heavns hand or will, nor bate a jot
    Of heart or hope; but still bear vp and steer
  Right onward. What supports me, dost thou ask?
    The conscience, Friend, to have lost them overply'd
    In libertyes defence, my noble task,
  Of which all Europe talks from side to side.
    This thought might lead me through the world's vain mask
    Content though blind, had I no better guide.
                                    THE END


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