‘When I Consider How My Life Is Spent’
by John Milton
“When I consider how my light is spent,
Ere half my days in this dark world and wide,
And that one talent which is death to hide
Lodged with me useless, though my soul more bent
To serve therewith my Maker, and present
My true account, lest He returning chide;
“Doth God exact day-labor, light denied?”
I fondly ask. But Patience, to prevent
That murmur, soon replies, “God doth not need
Either man’s work or His own gifts. Who best
Bear His mild yoke, they serve Him best. His state
Is kingly: thousands at His bidding speed,
And post o’er land and ocean without rest;
They also serve who only stand and wait.””
Join us for ‘Read, watch, play’ today between 9am – 11am and 2pm – 4pm.
The theme is #biographyread.
Will you be reading a biography about your favourite author or referring to Who’s Who and the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, which is available for free on our online reference shelf, to find information about a famous person for this month’s Read, Watch, Play theme.