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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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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions ...

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1847
...prose writings of Milton should, in our time, be so little read. As compositions, they deserve (lie the Paradise Lost has he ever risen higher than in those parts of his controversial works in which...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1847
...Latin idiom in the construction of hi« sentence». ' It is to be regretted,' says a modern critic, tuous men pass mildly away, And whisper to their souls...So let us melt, and make no noise, No tear-floods, »Hh which the finest declamations of Burke sink into insignificance. They are a perfect field of doth...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1849
...the Latin idiom in the construction of his sentences. ' It is to be regretted,' says a modern critic, + fitld of cloth of golil. The style is stiff with gorgeous embroidery. Not even in the earlier books...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1849
...colossal dimensions, but for it> matchless and imperishable beauty. ' It is to be regretted, says he, ' that the prose writings of Milton should, in our time,...full power of the English language. They abound with passage, compared with which, the finest declamations of Burke sink into insignificance. They arc a...
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The Juvenile companion, and Sunday-school hive [afterw.] The ..., Volumes 5-6

1856
...Macauley thus speaks of them : " As compositions they deserve the attention of every man who would become acquainted with the full power of the English...They abound with passages compared with which the most splendid declamations of Burke sink into insignificance. They are a perfect field-cloth of gold...
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A Lecture on the Life and Character of Oliver Cromwell: Delivered Before the ...

Sherman B. Canfield - 1850 - 155 pages
...gave us Paradise Lost." And one year earlier, the brilliant Macaulay had said, " 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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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1850
...Latin idiom in the construction of his sentences. ' It is to be regretted,' says a modern critic, ' ng t = the Paradise Lost has he ever risen higher than in those parts of his controversial works in which...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1851
...of his sentences. Yet a recent critic in the Edinburgh Renew remarks, that ' it is to be regretted that the prose writings of Milton should, in our time,...declamations of Burke sink into insignificance. They arc a perfect field of cloth of gold. The style is stiff with gorgeous embroidery. Not even in the...
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The Monthly Christian spectator, Volume 1

1851
...be read by every man who wishes to understand the full power of the English language. They abound in passages compared with which the finest declamations...insignificance. They are a perfect field of cloth of gold ; and their style is stiff with gorgeous embroidery.' * Filled and excited with the spirit of the patriot,...
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The Literary Reader: For Academies and High Schools: Consisting of ...

Arethusa Hall - Readers - 1851 - 408 pages
...to the Council of State, with a salary of £300 per annum. Of his prose writings it has been said, "They abound with passages compared with which the...finest declamations of Burke sink into insignificance." He wrote against the established church, and was stern and inflexible in principle, in regard to both...
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