Cultivating the Self: the ‘Nativity Ode’, Petrarchism, and the Social Poet
The latter half of the time of Milton’s studies at Cambridge, up to his receiving his Master of Arts degree, on 3 July 1632, probably gave him a good deal of freedom. The residence requirement was not strict and more liberal studies included developing plans for poetry. He would have been in London fairly often.
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