Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. Talbot R. Selby
From the insights cleaned from current research into John Milton's years as an undergraduate and a graduate student at Cambridge University, this writer has found an overwhelming amount of material dedicated to pointing out Milton's total lack of affection for that university. For the most part, those statements bearing on Milton's dislike for Cambridge are unequivocal. For example, one scholar has remarked that John Milton departed from the University in 1632 "weary and disguised" with the medieval, unbearable antiquated methods of the place. That same scholar continues with the statement that Milton's attitude toward Cambridge was "uniformly unfriendly" and that Milton was obviously not happy as a student there, nor was he a loyal alumnus.
Riner, Roy S., "Milton and Cambridge : a new look at an old attitude" (1968). Master's Theses. 959.