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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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Number Seventeen: A Novel

Henry Kingsley - 1876 - 313 pages
...Introductory Essay by ROBERT FLETCHER. Imp. 8vo, with Portraits, cl. extra, 15*. " Itis to be regretted that the prose writings of Milton should, in our time,...passages compared with which the finest declamations of Furke sink into insignificance. They are a perfect field of cloth of gold. The style is stiff with...
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The pearl fountain, and other fairy tales, by B. and J. Kavanagh

Bridget Kavanagh - 1876
...Introductory Essay by ROBERT FLETCHER. Imp. 8vo, with Portraits, cl. extra, i5$. ** It is to be regretted that the prose writings of Milton should, in our time,...they deserve the attention of every man who wishes to be_come acquainted with the full power of the English language. They abound with passages compared...
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Lives of the necromancers; or, An account of ... persons ... who have ...

William Godwin - 1876
...Introductory Essay by ROBEET FLETCHEE. Imp. 8vo, with Portraits, cl. extra, 15$. " It Is to be regretted that the prose writings of Milton should, in our time,...compositions, they deserve the attention of every man who w1shes to become acquainted with the full power of the English language. They abound with passages...
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John Milton

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1877 - 104 pages
...adveraum ; 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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Studies in English Literature: Being Typical Selections of British and ...

William Swinton - American literature - 1886 - 638 pages
...ordinary sense. The Arcopagittca ' was first published in 1644. "It is to be regretted," says Macaulay, "that the prose writings of Milton should, in our...compositions, they deserve the attention of every one who wishes to become acquainted with the full power of the English language. They are a perfect...
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The English Essayists: A Comprehensive Selection from the Works of the Great ...

Authors, English - 1887 - 536 pages
...adversum ; nee me, qul cœtcra, Yincit Impetus, et rapido contrarius erehor orbi." It is to be regretted herself. Her eyes with scalding rheum were galled and red : <'"M palsy shook her bead; .v perfect field of cloth of gold. The style is stiff, with gorgeous embroidery. Not even in the earlier...
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Representative English Prose and Prose Writers

Theodore Whitefield Hunt - Authors, English - 1887 - 527 pages
...deserves more careful study that ia generally accorded it. "It is to be regretted, " says Macaulay " that the prose writings of Milton, should in our time...the full power of the English Language. They abound in passages, compared with which, the finest declamations of Burke sink into insignificance." So Pat-tiBon,...
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A short history of the English language for the use of French students

Jacques Parmentier - English language - 1887 - 341 pages
...point of view. Macaulay regrets that these works should in our time be so little read ; he thinks that, as compositions, 'they deserve the attention of every...acquainted with the full power of the English language. We need hardly warn students that Milton's prose is to be enjoyed without being imitated ; for modern...
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Worthies of Buckinghamshire and Men of Note of that County

Robert Gibbs - Buckinghamshire (England) - 1888 - 431 pages
...expressive, and frequently adorned with profuse, glowing imagery. It is to be regretted, says Lord Macaulay, "that the prose writings of Milton should, in our...abound with passages compared with which the finest declarations of Burke sink into insignificance ; they are a perfect field of cloth of gold ; the style...
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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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