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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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English Poetry and Poets

Sarah Warner Brooks - English poetry - 1890 - 506 pages
...inflexible principles, both in regard to religion and civil government. Macaulay has observed that " as compositions they deserve the attention of every...acquainted with the full power of the English language." The poet must have been about thirty when, having found it necessary to increase his income, he received...
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Public Uses of the Bible: A Study in Biblical Elocution

George M. Stone - Bible - 1890 - 189 pages
...fascinated by simply hearing its chapters read. Macaulay says of the prose writings of Milton : '' They are a perfect field of cloth of gold. The style is stiff with gorgeous embroidery." All sublime images of previous revelations gather in this book of the last things, making its style...
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Select Essays of Macaulay: Milton, Bunyan, Johnson, Goldsmith, Madame D'Arblay

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1891 - 205 pages
...adversum ; nee me, qui csetera, vincit Impetus, et rapido contrarius ovchor 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 the great poet ever risen higher than in those parts of his controversial works...
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Lord Macaulay's Essays ; And, Lays of Ancient Rome

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English literature - 1892 - 924 pages
...adversum ; nee me, qui extent, 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 on Milton and Addison

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1892 - 338 pages
...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 the great poet ever risen higher than in those parts of his controversial works...
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John Milton: An Essay

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1892 - 81 pages
...et rapido contrarius evehor orbi. It is to be regretted that the prose writings of Milton should, 5 in our time, be so little read. As compositions, they...sink into insignificance. They are a perfect field of J0 cioth of gold. The style is stiff with gorgeous embroidery. Not even in the earlier books of the...
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Macaulay's Essays on Milton and Addison

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - Authors, English - 1893 - 190 pages
...Impetus, et rapido contrarius evehor orbi." It is to be regretted that the prose writings of Milton 25 should, in our time, be so little read. As compositions,...gorgeous embroidery. Not even in the earlier books of the " Paradise Lost " has the great 5 poet ever risen higher than in those parts of his controversial...
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Macaulay's Essays on Milton and Addison

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1893 - 207 pages
...Impetus, et rapido contrarius evelior orbi." It is to be regretted that the prose writings of Milton 25 should, in our time, be so little read. As compositions,...gorgeous embroidery. Not even in the earlier books of the " Paradise Lost " has the great 5 poet ever risen higher than in those parts of his controversial...
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An Essay on John Milton

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1894 - 85 pages
...adversum; nee me, qui castera, vincit Impetus, et rapido contrarius evehor orbi." 1 It is to be regretted that the prose writings of Milton should, in our time,...compared with which the finest declamations of Burke 2 sink into insignificance. They are a perfect field of cloth of gold. The style is stiff with gorgeous...
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The Greatest Works of the Greatest Authors, Ancient and Modern ...

Literature - 1894 - 896 pages
...adversum ; nee rae,qui cœtera, vinclt Impetus, et rápido contrarias evehor orbi." It is to be regretted onduct which neither violates any specific duty to...occasions perceptible hurt to any assignable individual acj quainted with the full power of the English language. They abound with passages compared with which...
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