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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 Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1865 - 776 pages
...less magnificent domain."— Brylgn "The prose writings of Milton deserve the attention of every msn who wishes to become acquainted with the full power...English language. They abound with passages compared wltt winch the floeit declamations or Burke sink Into Insignificance."—.* utorrrtT and eventful times...
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The Works of Lord Macaulay, Complete: Critical and historical essays

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1866
...adversum ; nee me, qni 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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Critical, Historical and Miscellaneous Essays: With a Memoir and ..., Volume 1

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English literature - 1866
...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,...passages compared with which the finest declamations ot Burke sink into insignificance. They are a perfect field of cloth of gold. The style is stiff with...
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Passages from the Auto-biography of a "man of Kent": Together with a Few ...

Robert Cowtan - Religion - 1866 - 407 pages
...that great man. I recollect that Macaulay says of them : " Milton's prose writings deserve the devoted attention of every man who wishes to become acquainted...full power of the English language. They abound with the noblest passages, and the style is stiff with gorgeous embroidery. Not even in the ' Paradise Lost...
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The Afternoon Lectures on Literature and Art: Delivered in the Theatre of ...

Decoration and ornament - 1866 - 224 pages
...shall not spoil by attempting to paraphrase. " As compositions which deserve the attention of every one who wishes to become acquainted with the full power of the English language, they abound," says that distinguished man (himself, like Milton, poet, orator, and historian), " with passages, compared...
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Afternoon readings in the museum

Afternoon lectures - 1866
...shall not spoil by attempting to paraphrase. " As compositions which deserve the attention of every one who wishes to become acquainted with the full power of the English language, they abound," says that distinguished man (himself, like Milton, poet, orator, and historian), " with passages, compared...
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A Treasury of Table Talk

Treasury - 1868 - 128 pages
...read wholly and with diligence and attention. Bacon. THE PROSE WORKS OF MILTON. 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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Stewart's Quarterly, Volume 3

1869
...Macaulay could say : " They abound with passages compared with \vliich the finest declamations of IJurke sink into insignificance. They are a perfect field...is stiff with gorgeous embroidery. Not even in the eavlicr books of the ' Paradise Lost ' has he ever risen higher than in those parts of his controversial...
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Pennsylvania School Journal, Volume 18

Education - 1869
...whole of the żEneid about once a year. Macaulay, in speaking of Milton's prose, says : " It deserves the attention of every man who wishes to become acquainted with the full power of the English language." But Milton is especially distinguished for his intimate acquaintance with the languages in which Cicero...
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Selections from the Prose Works of John Milton: With Critical Remarks and ...

John Milton - 1870 - 338 pages
...than Lord Macaulay, in his celebrated Essay on Milton. ' It is to be regretted,' he says, ' that tbe. prose writings of Milton should, in our time, be so...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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