Check here for "L'Allegro", and here for "Il Penseroso", a matched pair of poems on contrary states of mind. These are together linked to the larger Milton Reading Room site at Dartmouth College, which is well worth investigating if you find Milton to your taste.
The King James Bible, Gen. 1-3, pp. 302-306.
"Reader's Note" on translation of the Bible, p. 307.
The Changing English Language, p. 308.
In view of the approach of Christmas, it may be worth a quick extra glance at John Milton, whose "Hymn on the Morning of Christ's Nativity" is one of his more effective pieces. A blessed Christmas to all.
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