Some Account Of The Life And Writings Of John Milton; Derived Principally From Documents In His Majesty's State-paper Office, Now First Published by Henry John ToddSome Account Of The Life And Writings Of John Milton; Derived Principally From Documents In His Majesty's State-paper Office, Now First Published by Henry John Todd

Some Account Of The Life And Writings Of John Milton; Derived Principally From Documents In His…

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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. 1826. Excerpt: ... SECTION VI. Of the personal and general character of Milton; of his circumstances; and of his family. Milton, in his youth, is said to have been extremely a handsome. He was called the Lady of his College; an appellation which he himself has recorded, and which Mr. Hayley says he could not relish. 1 The first published portrait of Milton was that by Marshall, prefixed to the edition of the juvenile poems in 1645. With the palpable dissimilitude of this portrait Milton was justly displeased, as his verses, In Effigiei Sculptorem, evidently prove. In the year 1670, there was another plate, by Faithorne, from a drawing in crayons by Faithorne, prefixed to his History of Britain, with this legend; "Gul. Faithorne ad vivum delin. et sculpsit. Joannis Miltoni effigies, JEtat. 62. 1670." It is also prefixed to the edition of his Prose-Works in 1698. It has been observed, that this engraving is not in Faithorne's best manner. The print has been several times copied. By an ingenious young artist a new drawing was taken from Faithorne's picture, (supposed to be the best likeness extant of the poet, and for which he sat at the age of sixty-two,) by the kind permission of William Baker, Esq. in whose possession it now is; from which an engraving was made for my first edition of Milton's poetical works. From the same picture the neat engraving in the present edition is also made. Faithorne's print is copied by W. Dolle, before Milton's Logick, 1672. Dolle's print is likewise prefixed to the second edition of Paradise Lost. Faithorne was also copied afterwards by Robert White, and next by Vertue. Mr. Warton has given many other particulars of paintings and engravings of Milton. "There are four or five original pictures of our author. The first, a half length with a lac...

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Title:Some Account Of The Life And Writings Of John Milton; Derived Principally From Documents In His…Format:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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