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PSALMs.

ELEGIARUM LIBER-continued.

Psalm 1. Done into Verse, 1653

497

Psalm II. Aug 8th, 1653. Terzette 497 Hamburgæ agentes, Pastoris

Psalm II. Aug. 9, 1653. When

munere fungentem

535

He Fled from Absalom

498 Eleg. V. Anno Ætatis 20. In Ad-

Psalm IV. Aug. 10, 1653

499

ventum Veris

538

Psalm V. Aug. 12, 1653

500 Eleg. VI. Ad Carolum Deodatum

Psalm VI. Aug. 13, 1653

502
ruri commoratem

542

Psalm VII. Aug. 14, 1653

Upon

Eleg. VII. Anno ætatis ig : 545

the Words of Chush the Benja-

mite Against Him

502

EPIGRAMMATUM LIBER.

Psalm VIII. Aug. 14, 1653

504

Psalm LXXX. April, 1648

"In Proditionem Bombardicam 548

505

Psalm LXXXI.

In Eandem

548

507

Psalm LXXXII.

In Eandem

549

509

Psalm LXXXIII.

In Inventorem Bombardæ

549

510

Psalm LXXXIV.

Ad Leonoram Romæ Canentem 549

512

Psalm LXXXV.

Ad Eandem

550

514

Psalm LXXXVI.

In Salmasii Hundredam

550

515

Psalm LXXXVII.

In Salmasium

551

517

Psalm LXXXVIII.

Apologus de Rustico et Hero

551

518

A Paraphrase on Psalm CXIV.

Ad Christinam Suecorum Reginam,

520

Psalm CXXXVI

Nomine Cromwell

552

520
Psalm CXXXVI

521

Psalm CXIV

SYLVARUM LIBER.

523

JOANNIS MILTONI LONDINENSIS POE-

In Obitum Procancellarii, Medici.

MATA

525
Auno Ætatis 17

553

Ode

526

In Quintum Novembris. Anno

Ætatis 17

554

JOANNI MILTONI LONDINENSI.-ELE-

In Obitum Præsulis Eliensis. Anno

GIARUM LIBER

529

Ætatis 17

560

Eleg. I. Ad Carolum Deodatum,

Naturam Non Pati Senium

562

1627

530 De Idea Platonica Quemadmodum

Eleg. II.

Anno ætatis 17. In Obi

Aristoteles Intellexit

564

tum Præconis Academici, Can-

Ad Patrem

565

tabrigiensis

532 Ad Salsillum, Poetam Romanum,

Eleg. III. Anno Ætatis 17. In

Ægrotantem

568

Obitum Præsulis Wintoniensis 533 Mansus

570

Eleg. IV. Anno Ætatis 18. Ad

Epitaphium Damonis

573

Thomam Junium præceptorem

Ad Joannem Rousium Oxoniensis

suum,apud mercatores Anglicos

Academiæ Bibliothecarium 579

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PREFATORY MEMOIR OF MILTON.

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The great epic Poet of England was born at a period of change and political agitation, which gave a variety of incident to his life not often found in those of students and writers.

John Milton was born December 9th, 1608, between six and seven in the morning, at the “Spread Eagle,” in Bread Street, Londonnot a tavern, as our non-antiquarian readers might suppose, but his father's own house, distinguished by the sign of his armorial bear. ings, as were the houses of even the nobility at that period, when dwellings were not numbered.

Milton was the son of John Milton, a gentleman by descent, whose ancestors had formerly possessed Milton, near Thame, in Oxfordshire; but this property they had forfeited during the Wars of the Roses, and the family had ceased to be Milton of that ilk” for more than a hundred years.

Milton's grandfather (also a John Milton), keeper of the forest of Shotover, was a bigoted Papist. He sent his son John to Christ Church, Oxford, for education, but the youth there imbibed the principles of the Reformation, and was consequently disinherited by his father.

Compelled to work for his living, John Milton adopted the profession of a Scrivener, which he practised at the "Spread Eagle," in Bread Street. He was a man of great ability, a classical scholar, and a good musician, and highly respected in his profession. He married Sarah Caston, the daughter of a Welsh gentleman. On December 9th, 1608, she became, as we have said, the mother of a son who was destined to immortalize the name of his parents.

We will here let Milton speak of his own childhood :-“ My

1 Numbers to houses were very rare till 1756. It is said, that the first house numbered in London was No. 1, Strand, which still, we believe, stands next to Northumberland House.- Athenaeum.

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