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Il Penseroso


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A poem by Milton, written ?1631, printed 1645. The poem is an invocation to the goddess Melancholy, bidding her bring Peace, Quiet, Leisure, and Contemplation. It describes the pleasures of the studious, meditative life, of tragedy, epic poetry, and music. It is a companion piece to ‘L'Allegro’.

Subjects: Literature.


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