Samson Agonistes and Shorter Poems by John MiltonSamson Agonistes and Shorter Poems by John Milton

Samson Agonistes and Shorter Poems

byJohn MiltonEditorA. E. Barker

Paperback | January 15, 1950

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This volume contains the principal English poems of Milton's youth and early manhood, most of the sonnets written during the Puritan Revolution, when he was chiefly engaged in arguing public questions in prose, and Samson Agonistes, published three years before his death. Includes "Comus," "Lycidas," "L'Allegro," "Il Penseroso," "On the Morning of Christ's Nativity," and other shorter poems. With an introduction by Editor A. E. Baker, this edition also contains a list of principal dates in the life of Milton and a selected bibliography.

John Milton, English scholar and classical poet, is one of the major figures of Western literature. He was born in 1608 into a prosperous London family. By the age of 17, he was proficient in Latin, Greek, and Hebrew. Milton attended Cambridge University, earning a B.A. and an M.A. before secluding himself for five years to read, write...
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Title:Samson Agonistes and Shorter PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.4 × 4.95 × 0.25 inPublished:January 15, 1950Publisher:Wiley

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Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Principal Dates in Milton’s Life xi

On the Morning of Christs Nativity 1

On the Shakespear 9

L’Allegro 10

Il Penseroso 15

Song: On May Morning 20

At a Solemn Musick 20

Lycidas 21

Sonnets 28

“O Nightingale, that on yon bloomy Spray” 28

“How soon hath Time the suttle theef of youth” 28

On the Detraction which Follow’d upon my Writing Certain Treatises 29

On the Lord Gen. Fairfax at the Siege of Colchester 29

To the Lord Generall Cromwell, May, 1652 30

To Sir Henry Vane the Younger 31

On the Late Massacher in Piemont 31

“When I consider how my light is spent” 32

“Lawrence of Vertuous Father Vertuous Son” 32

To Mr. Cyriack Skinner upon His Blindness 33

“Methought I saw my late espoused Saint” 33

On the New Forcers of Conscience under the Long Parliament 34

Comus, A Mask 35

Samson Agonistes 65

Selected Bibliography 113