Dryden; Stanzas On The Death Of Oliver Cromwell, Astraea Redux, Annus Mirabilis, Absalom And…

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byJohn Dryden

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...of this spring; though with long interruptions of ill health and other hindrances. About a fortnight bVfore I had finished it, his Majesty's Declaration for Liberty of Conscience came abroad: which if I had so Ioj. soon expected, I might have spared myself the labour of 1 writing many things which are contained in the Third Part of it. But I was always in some hope that the Church of I F.nglanH might have been persuaded to have taken.,off the h EenaLLawsjand the Test, wjh was one-desiga of the Poem 15I v. when I proposed to myself the writing of it. It is evident that some part of it was only occasional, and not first intended: I mean that defence of myself, to which every honest man is bound, when he is injuriously attacked in print: and I refer myself to the judgment of those who have 20 read the Answer to the Defence of the late King's Papers, and that of the Duchess (in which last I was concerned), how charitably I have been represented there. I am now informed both of the author and supervisers of his pamphlet, and will reply, when I think he can affront me: for I am of Socrates's 25 opinion, that all creatures cannot. In the mean time let him consider whether he deserved not a more severe reprehension "than I gave him formerly, for using so little respect to the memory of those whom he pretended to answer; and at his leisure look out for some original Treatise of Humility, 3 written by any Protestant in English, I believe I may say in any other tongue: for the magnified piece of Duncomb on that subject, which either he must mean or none, and with which another of his fellows has upbraided me, was translated from the Spanish of Rodriguez; though with the omission of 35 the seventeenth, the twenty-fourth, the twenty-fifth, and the last...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...of this spring; though with long interruptions of ill health and other hindrances. About a fortnight bVfore I had finis...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:July 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217205186

ISBN - 13:9780217205184

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