Milton’s magnum opus, the blank-verse epic poem Paradise Lost, was composed by the blind and impoverished Milton from 1658 to 1664 through dictation given to a series of aides in his employ. It reflects his personal despair at the failure of the Revolution, yet affirms an ultimate optimism in human potential. Milton encoded many references to his unyielding support for the "Good Old Cause".
Virginia Woolf (25 Jan 1882–28 Mar 1941), English writer, and one of the foremost modernists of the 20th century. During the interwar period, she was a significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the Bloomsbury Group. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, and Orlando, and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own, with its famous dictum, "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction." --Wikipedia