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Milton the poet travelled to Italy in 1638 and met Galileo; appointed Latin Secretary to the Council of State and held this office until shortly before the Restoration, although he became blind in 1653. He is best known for his epic poem ‘Paradise Lost’, written in 1667.
Christie's, London, 27 March 1984, lot 196.
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