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Milton is customarily ranked as the second-greatest poet in English, surpassed only by Shakespeare. There have been attacks—most notably by Samuel Johnson in the eighteenth centuryread more
When I consider how my light is spent,
Ere half my days, in this dark world and wide,
And that one talent which is death to hide
Lodged with me useless, though my soul more bent5
To serve therewith my Maker, and present
My true account, lest he returning chide,
"Doth God exact day labor, light denied?"
I fondly ask; but Patience, to prevent
That murmur, soon replies: "God doth not need
What did Charles Baudelaire shout as a rallying cry during the civilian uprising in Paris during the Revolution of 1848?Answer
"Death to General Aupick." General Jacques Aupick was Baudelaire's stepfather and controlled Baudelaire's allowance.Previous Trivia Questions