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" It is to be regretted that the prose writings of Milton should, in our time, be so little read. As compositions, they deserve the attention of every man who wishes to become acquainted with the full power of the English language. They abound with passages... "
Life and Times of John Milton - Page 6
by William Carlos Martyn - 1866 - 307 pages
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A Manual of English Literature: A Text Book for Schools and Colleges

John Seely Hart - English literature - 1872 - 636 pages
...for himself. Every epithet is a text for a stanza." His Proae Writings. — " It is to be regretted that the prose writings of Milton should, in our time, be so little rend. As compositions, thry deserve the attention of every man who wishes to become acquainted with...
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Milton's Areopagitica: A Speech for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing

John Milton - Freedom of the press - 1873 - 109 pages
...Milton's time. Milton's prose style is singularly vigorous and eloquent. ' His works.' says Macaulay, ' deserve the attention of every man who wishes to become...gorgeous embroidery. Not even in the earlier books of the "Paradise Lost" has he ever risen higher than in those parts of his contioversial works in which...
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Milton's Areopagitica: a speech, with notes, by T.G. Osborn

John Milton - 1873
...time. • Milton's prose style is singularly vigorous and eloquent. ' His works,' says Macaulay, ' deserve the attention of every man who wishes to become acquainted with the fall power of the English language. They abound with passages compared with which the finest declamations...
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Reviews and essays from 'The Edinburgh'.

Thomas Babington Macaulay (baron [essays]) - 1874
...adversum ; nee me, qui csetera, vincit Impetus, et rapido contrarius evehor orbi." It is to be regretted that the prose writings of Milton should, in our time,...gorgeous embroidery. Not even in the earlier books of the Paradise Lost has he ever risen higher than in those parts of his controversial works in which...
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Essays, reprinted from the Edinburgh review

Thomas Babington Macaulay (baron [essays]) - 1874
...adversum ; nee me, qui csetera, vincit 1mpetus, et rapido contrarius evehor orbi." It is to be regretted that the prose writings of Milton should, in our time,...gorgeous embroidery. Not even in the earlier books of the Paradise Lost has he ever risen higher than in those parts of his controversial works in which...
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Shaw's New History of English Literature

Thomas Budd Shaw - American literature - 1874 - 404 pages
...occupied about * " It is to be regretted that the prose writings of Milton should in our time be BO little read. As compositions, they deserve the attention...of cloth of gold. The style is stiff with gorgeous embroidery."—Macaulay. t According to Voltaire, "Milton, as he was travelling in Italy, in his youth,...
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Masterpieces in English Literature

Homer b. Sprague - 1874
...religious reformation, that are so much praised but so little read, of which Macaulay says, "They contain passages compared with which the finest declamations...gold. The style is stiff with gorgeous embroidery." But he must have an income. He opens a private school, takes a few pupils, and enters heartily into...
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The frozen deep

Wilkie Collins - 1875 - 322 pages
...Introductory Essay by ROBERT FLETCHER. Imperial 8vo, with Portraits, cloth extra, i5$. " It is to be regretted that the prose writings of Milton should, in our time,...gorgeous embroidery. Not even in the earlier books of the ' Paradise^Lost ' has the great poet ever risen higher than in those parts of his controversial...
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Tales of the Alhambra

Washington Irving - 1875 - 308 pages
...Introductory Essay by ROBERT FLETCHER. Imp. 8vo, with Portraits, cl. extra, 15$. " It is to be regretted that the prose writings of Milton should, in our time,...gorgeous embroidery. Not even in the earlier books of the ' ' . . 'Paradise Lost' has the great poet ever risen higher than tn those parts of his controversial...
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The queen of hearts

William Wilkie Collins - 1875
...Introductory Essay by ROBRRT FLRTCHRR. Imp. Svo, with Portraits, cl. extra, 15r. " It is to be regretted that the prose writings of Milton should, in our time,...gorgeous embroidery. Not even in the earlier books of the ' Paradise Lost* has the great poet ever risen higher than in those parts of his controversial...
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