An introduction to the prose and poetical works of John Milton

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byJohn Milton

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1899. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... The virgins also shall, on feastful days, Visit his tomb with flowers, only bewailing His lot unfortunate in nuptial choice, From whence captivity and loss of eyes. Chorus. All is best, though we oft doubt, 1745 What the unsearchable dispose Of Highest Wisdom brings about, And ever best found in the close. Oft He seems to hide his face, But unexpectedly returns, 1750 And to his faithful champion hath in place Bore witness gloriously; whence Gaza mourns, And all that band them to resist His uncontrollable intent. His servants He, with new acquist 1755 Of true experience from this great event, With peace and consolation hath dismissed, And calm of mind, all passion spent. NOTES A Defence of the People of England Page 2. Salmasius (Claudius), Latinized name of Claude de Saumaise, b. 1588, d. 1653; regarded in his time, throughout Europe, as the paragon of scholarship; engaged, after the execution of Charles I., to defend the royal cause against the Commonwealth, which he endeavored to do in his Dtfensio Regia pro Carolo /., addressed to Charles II. In this work he defines a king (' if that,' says Milton, ' may be said to be defined which he makes infinite') 'to be a person in whom the supreme power of the kingdom resides, who is answerable to God alone, who may do whatsoever pleases him, who is bound by no law.' P. 4,5. single person: Milton himself, who replied to the Eikon Basilike, and refuted its' maudlin sophistry' in his Eikonoklastes; antagonist of mine: Salmasius. The Second Defence of the People of England P. 7. one eminent above the rest: Salmasius. P. 9, 10. columns of Hercules: the mountains on each side of the Straits of Gibraltar. It was fabled that they were formerly one mountain, which was rent asunder by Hercules. Triptolemus: the fabled inventor o...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1899. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... The virgins also shall, on feastful days, Visit his tomb with flowers, only bewailing His lot unfortunate in nuptial choice, From whe...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217173136

ISBN - 13:9780217173131

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