Milton, “Il Penseroso” read by Tom O’Bedlam

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Milton, “L’Allegro” read by Tom O’Bedlam

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Milton, “Lycidas” read by Tom O’Bedlam

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Milton, “On His Blindness” read by Tom O’Bedlam

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Milton, “On His Blindness” read by Tojosan

Source: LiveReadings.wordpress.com Includes commentary at the end of the poem.
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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
Lodg’d with me useless, though my soul more bent
To serve therewith my Maker, and present
My true account, lest he returning chide,
“Doth God exact day-labour, light denied?”
I fondly ask. But Patience, to prevent
That murmur, soon replies: “God doth not need
Either man’s work or his own gifts: who best
Bear his mild yoke, they serve him best. His state
Is kingly; thousands at his bidding speed
And post o’er land and ocean without rest:
They also serve who only stand and wait.

Milton, “L’Allegro” read by Samantha Bond

Source: NaxosAudioBooks.com Text.
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Milton, “from Lycidas,” read by Joan Thuebel

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Milton, “Paradise Lost,” various sources

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2) Source: Paradise Lost Audiotexts. Click here to get to this site, which currently includes books 1, 2, and 9. From here you can download zip files of the recorded books.

Milton, “On His Blindness” read by Leon Mire

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When I consider how my light is spent
E’re half my days, in this dark world and wide,
And that one Talent which is death to hide,
Lodg’d with me useless, though my Soul more bent
To serve therewith my Maker, and present
My true account, least he returning chide,
Doth God exact day-labour, light deny’d,
I fondly ask; But patience to prevent
That murmur, soon replies, God doth not need
Either man’s work or his own gifts, who best
Bear his milde yoak, they serve him best, his State
Is Kingly. Thousands at his bidding speed
And post o’re Land and Ocean without rest:
They also serve who only stand and waite.

Milton, “On Time” read by T. A. Copeland

Source: Copeland’s Milton Page Text.
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