The Works Of John Milton, In Verse And Prose (volume 3)

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byJohn Milton

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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. 1863. Excerpt: ... EIKONOKAA2TH2 In Answer to a Book Intitl'd EIKON BA2IAIKH, The Portrature os his Sacred Majesty in his Solitudes and Sufferings. Prov. 28. 15, 16, 17. 15. As a roaring Lyon, and a ranging Beare, so is a wicked Ruler over the poor people. 16. The Prince that wanteth under/landing, is also a great oppressor; but he that hateth covetousnesje shall prolong his dayes. 17. A man ihat doth violence to the blood of any person, Jhallsly to the pit, let no man slay him. Salusl. Conjurat. Catilin. Regium imperium, quod initio, conservandæ libertatis, atque augendæ reipub. causa fuerat, in superbiam, dominationemque se convertit. Regibus boni, quam mali, suspectiores sunt; semperque his aliena virtus formidolosa est. Quidlibet impune facere, hoc scilicet regium est. The Preface. O descant on the misfortunes of a Person fall'n from so high a dignity, who hath also payd his finall debt both to Nature and his Faults, is neither of it selff e a thing commendable, nor the intention of this discourse. Neither was it fond ambition, or the vanity to get a Name, present, or with Posterity, by writing against a King: I never was so thirsty after Fame, nor so destitute of other hopes and means, better and more certaine to attaine it. For Kings have gain'd glorious Titles from their Favorers by writing against private men, as Henry the 8th did against Luther; but no man ever gain'd much honour by writing against a King, as not usually meeting with that force of Argument in such Courtly Antagonijls, which to convince might add to his reputation. Kings most commonly, though strong in Legions, are but weak at Arguments; as they who ever have accustom'd from the Cradle to use thir will onely as thir right hand, thir reason alwayes as thir left. Whence unexpectedly constrai...

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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. 1863. Excerpt: ... EIKONOKAA2TH2 In Answer to a Book Intitl'd EIKON BA2IAIKH, The Portrature os his Sacred Majesty in his Solitudes and Suffering...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:154 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217403034

ISBN - 13:9780217403030

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