England by 1802 has undergone a tremendous transformation and the level of Spirituality of the people living in those times was crumbling to an all time low, only befitting to live in the low lying marshy and the flooded tracts of land. The mentality of the people living then became stagnated with contaminated intentions to meet their selfish ends. With the onset of ‘The Industrial Revolution’ in England and reaching the pinnacle of scientific and Technological developments of that Age, the attitude of the people also took a very sharp turn to a complete change. People are possessed by the ‘Spirit of Selfishness.’ All the idealistic virtues of the English people that were once upon a time so well spoken of and followed with dignity and honor has now been forfeited by the then generation of people.
In this twisted state of affairs, the poet desperately tried to summon the ‘Spirit of John Milton’ and longed for his era to return back to England. The poet acknowledges the Godly Soul of Milton and pleaded for his return to this materialistic age to rebuild the fallen glory of England’s idealism. To restore the graceful manners, virtues, freedom of the heart from bonded lust, avarice and gluttony, and power of the mind, body, heart and soul. According to the poet, William Wordsworth, Milton’s soul was like a ‘Star’ quite unique from the others in the sky. His voice was as majestic as the sea, and, pure and truthful like the voice of an angel in Heaven.
Even though, Milton lived a simple life, and experienced the Peace and Joy of a Heavenly blessing, yet in his heart he felt the deepest obligation to fulfill his utmost duty towards his country.