One item of note recently purchased by the Thomas Cooper Society Endowment was Poems by Mr. John Milton, published in London in 1645. This volume, which contains such well-known poems as "L'Allegro," "Il Penseroso," and "Lycidas," was the first collection of poetry published by Milton, arguably the most influential literary figure in mid-seventeenth-century England and author of Paradise Lost (1667) and Paradise Regained (1684).
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