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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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Essay on Milton

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1903 - 160 pages
...deserve the attention of every man who wishes to become acquainted with the full power of the English 20 language. They abound with passages compared with...gorgeous embroidery. Not even in the earlier books of the Paradise Lost has the great poet ever 25 risen higher than in those parts of his controversial...
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Essay on Milton

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1903 - 160 pages
...adversum; nee me, qui camera, vincit 15 Impetus, et rapido contrarius evehor orbi." It is to be regretted that the prose writings of Milton should, in our time,...become acquainted with the full power of the English 20 language. They abound with passages compared with which the finest declamations of Burke sink into...
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Macaulay's Essays on Milton and Addison

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1903 - 226 pages
...adversum ; nee me, qui csetera, vincit Impetus, et rapido contrarius evehororbi." It is to be regretted that the prose writings of Milton should, in our time,...compositions, they deserve the attention of every 25 man who wishes to become acquainted with the full power of the English language. They abound with...
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Essay on Milton

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1903 - 160 pages
...adversum; nee me, qui csetera, vincit 15 Impetus, et rapido contrarius evehor orbi." It is to be regretted that the prose writings of Milton should, in our time, be so little read. TTs^compositions, they deserve the attention of every man who wishejs_tg become acquainted with the...
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Milton. Machiavelli. Hallam's Constitutional history. Southey's Colloquies ...

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English essays - 1903
...Milton's prose writings is true so far as it goes, but it is only a portion of the truth. They do contain passages compared with which the finest declamations of Burke sink into insignificance, but these passages are usually outbreaks of the poetic soul, little connected with their context, which...
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The Works of Matthew Arnold, Volume 10

Matthew Arnold - 1904
...the prose writings of Milton should not be more read. 'They abound,' he says in his rhetorical way, ' with passages, compared with which the finest declamations of Burke sink into insignificance.' At any rate, they enable us to judge of Milton's temper, of his freedom from asperity. Let us open...
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Areopagitica: A Speech to the Parliament of England for the Liberty of ...

John Milton - Freedom of the press - 1905 - 100 pages
...idiom the dignified forms and phraseology of Attic oratory," (HotT WHITE.) " It is to be regretted that the prose writings of Milton should, in our time,...gold. The style is stiff with gorgeous embroidery." (MACAUiiAY.) " The polemical writings of Milton, which chiefly fall within this period, contain several...
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Composition-rhetoric

Stratton Duluth Brooks, Marietta Hubbard - English language - 1905 - 448 pages
...of battle, and often join to exterminate it after a defeat. — MACAULAY. 10. It is to be regretted that the prose writings of Milton should, in our time,...gold. The style is stiff with gorgeous embroidery. — MACAULAY. 11. And close behind her stood Eight daughters of the plow, stronger than men, Huge women...
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The American Review of Reviews, Volume 39

Albert Shaw - American literature - 1909
...writings should be so little read. He considered that, viewed merely as compositions, they deserved the attention of every man who wishes to become acquainted...finest declamations of Burke sink into insignificance. Not even in the earlier books of the " Paradise Lost " has the great poet ever risen higher than in...
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1639-1729

Charles Wells Moulton - American literature - 1910
...Latin. — HAZLITT, WILLIAM, 1821-2, On the Prose Style of Poets, Table-Talk. 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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