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You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at Title: Milton Author: Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh Release Date: June 4, 2007 [eBook #21677] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 ***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK MILTON*** E-text prepared by Malcolm Farmer, Stephen Hutcheson, and the Project Gutenberg Online Distributed Proofreading Team ( MILTON by SIR WALTER RALEIGH Author of ’Style,’ ’Wordsworth,’ &c. Tenth Impression London Edward Arnold 41 & 43 Maddox Street, Bond Street, W. 1915 TO R.
STEVENSON WHOSE RADIANT AND SOARING INTELLIGENCE ENLIGHTENED AND GUIDED ME DURING THE YEARS OF OUR LOST COMPANIONSHIP THIS UNAVAILING TRIBUTE OF MEMORY AND LOVE Tue Apr 04 19:13:22 2017 2 CONTENTS INTRODUCTION PAGE -Sciences of conceit-; the difficulties and imperfections of literary criticism; illustrated in the case of Shakespeare; and of Milton; the character and temper of Milton; intensity, simplicity, egotism; his estimate of himself 1 CHAPTER I John Milton His birth, and death; his education; early life in London; ships and shipping; adventurers and players; Milton and the Elizabethan drama; the poetic masters of his youth; state of the Church of England; Baxter’s testimony; growing unrest; Milton’s early poems; the intrusion of politics; the farewell to mirth; the Restoration, and Milton’s attitude; the lost paradise of the early poems; Milton’s Puritanism; his melancholy; the political and public preoccupations of the later poems; the drama of Milton’s life; his egotism explained; an illustration from _Lycidas_; the lost cause; the ultimate triumph 12 CHAPTER II The Prose Works Poets and politics; ...

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