However, in the edition, Paradise Lost contained twelve books. He also wrote the epic poem while he was often ill, suffering from goutand despite the fact that he was suffering emotionally after the early death of his second wife, Katherine Woodcock, inand the death of their infant daughter.
Not only had they been exploited and abused. They had been deceived. They had families back in Britain, families which had dropped them off at institutions with every intention of getting them back.
When Tony Jones discovered that his mother was still alive in England, he was shocked: Too poor to care for him, Maud Jones had placed Tony in a children's home in England after she divorced his father.
She never gave consent for Tony to be shipped to Australia. She was never even asked. It took Jones months to save enough money to return home to see his mom. Their reunion was set for the middle of January But she died just two weeks before that. Jones went back for the funeral.
And they knew she was alive. That was a lie. When he grew up, the British and Australian governments told him his records didn't exist.
That was another lie.
And Tony Jones was far from alone. That was the conclusion reached by Margaret Humphreys, an English social worker who began lifting the lid on this sordid chapter in Britain's history.
Humphreys stumbled upon the story accidentally when one of her clients insisted that her younger brother had been put on a boat to Australia as a child. Humphreys set up an organization called the Child Migrants Trust to help the children find their birth certificates, their parents and their past.
The trust bought copies of every birth, marriage and death certificate in England dating back toa total of more than million documents on microfilm.
It was the database for a desperate search. Of the 10, child migrants, Humphreys and her staff could find only one who was actually an orphan. Month after month, year after year, they found more and more parents alive in Britain.
And for most of them, they had gone back to collect, to reclaim, their children - to bring them home. We're not going to disturb them now.
You did your best for them. As a child, Mary Molloy had also been told her mother was dead. But Humphreys and her team couldn't find a death certificate for her mother, May Fitzgerald.
They continued searching, and last December, Humphreys flew to Sydney to give Molloy some startlig news. Her mother was alive.
I mean, everything's based on a lie, right from the beginning. It's just one lousy lie," says Molloy, breaking down as she says it. Her mother had been lied to by the priests. As a single mother. Fitzgerald had placed her daughter in a Catholic children's home.
A year later, she told the home she wanted Mary back, but was informed that her daughter was being adopted. Fitzgerald fired off a telegram telling the priests to stop the adoption, but was told it was too late.Children’s Museum of Manhattan will host its fifth annual Sunday Funday benefit event on January 27, It’s a day full of family entertainment, indoor sports, .
Paradise Lost is an epic poem in blank verse by the 17th-century English poet John Milton (–).
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The first version, published in , consisted of ten books with over ten thousand lines of verse.A second edition followed in , arranged into twelve books (in the manner of Virgil's Aeneid) with minor revisions throughout and a note on the versification.
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