Results tagged “Wistaston” from Chester Chronicle - Cheshire Memories
Milton was born in 1608 and studied at Cambridge with Edward King. The two became friends and King was elected as a fellow of the university. However, King left on a sea journey from Chester to Ireland in 1637 and died when the ship sank close to Parkgate in the Dee estuary.
Milton subsequently left Cambridge and penned the famous poem Lycidas in memory of his friend who had died at the young age of 25. The following is an extract from this poem:
Bitter constraint, and sad occasion dear
Compels me to disturb your season due:
For Lycidas is dead, dead ere his prime,
Young Lycidas, and hath not left his peer.