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CHAPTER VII
SEVENTEENTH CENTURY - PURITANS AND CAVALIERS I

stop and reason out its significance. He writes two souls, his own and that of his beloved :

If they be two, they are two so
As stiff twin compasses are two ;
Thy soul, the fixed foot, makes no show
To move, but doth if th' other do.

And though it in the centre sit,
Yet when the other far doth roam,
It leans and hearkens after it,
And grows erect as that comes home.

These " conceits," as they were called, greatly influenced the poets of the age. There were also two other influences, that of Ben Jonson for carefulness of form and expression, and that of Spenser, still remembered, for beauty and sweetness and richness of imagery ; but of these three influences, that of Donne was, temporarily, the strongest.
John Milton, 1608-1674. Of the poets who wrote between 1625 and 1660, John Milton stands for the poetry of meditation. He was born in 1608, the son of a well-to-do Londoner. The father was anxious that his son should devote himself to literature ; and when he saw how perfectly the boy's wishes harmonized with his own, he left him absolutely free to follow his own will. Less freedom in some respects might have been better ; for this boy of twelve with weak eyes and frequent headaches went

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