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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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Adventures in Essay Reading: Essays Selected by the Department of Rhetoric ...

University of Michigan. Dept. of Rhetoric and Journalism - American essays - 1924 - 428 pages
...adversum; nee me, qui caetera, 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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One Thousand Best Books: The Household Guide to a Lifetime's Reading; a ...

Best books - 1924 - 416 pages
...modern works, has caught life from the breath of the antique spirit. — James Russell Lowell. serve the attention of every man who wishes to become acquainted with the full power of the English language." David Masson's "Life of John Milton," already mentioned in this book, is the standard biography. But...
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