Topic: Blindness

Milton’s Prayer of Patience

I am old and blind! Men point at me as smitten by God's frown; Afflicted and deserted of my kind, Yet am I not cast down. I am weak, yet strong; I murmur not that I no longer see; Poor, old, and helpless, I the more belong, Father Supreme! to Thee. All-merciful One! When...

By Elizabeth (Lloyd) Howell
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24 October

The Blind Boy

O say what is that thing call'd Light, Which I must ne'er enjoy; What are the blessings of the sight, O tell your poor blind boy! You talk of wondrous things you see; You say the sun shines bright: I feel him warm, but how can he Or make it day or night? My...

By Colley Cibber
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21 September