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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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Macaulay's Essay on Milton

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1915 - 128 pages
...; nee me, qui csetera, vinoit Impetus, et rapido contrarius evehor orbi.* 90. It is to be regretted that the prose writings of Milton should, in our time,...with which the finest declamations of Burke sink into insignificance.4 They are a perfect field of cloth of gold.5 The style is stiff with gorgeous embroidery....
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Some Outlines of the Religion of Experience: A Book for Laymen and the ...

Horace James Bridges - Christianity - 1916 - 275 pages
...reminded that I am here repeating a lament voiced ninety years ago by Macaulay: "It is to be regretted that the prose writings of Milton should, in our time,...sink into insignificance. They are a perfect field of cloth-of-gold. The style is stiff with gorgeous embroidery. Not even in the earlier books of the Paradise...
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Readings in English Prose of the Nineteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - English Prose Literature - 1917 - 695 pages
...the freedom of printing was limited ; opposed by Milton In the Areopafitica. v It is to be regretted that the prose writings of Milton should in our time...sink into insignificance. They are a perfect field of cloth-of-gold. The style is stiff with gorgeous embroidery. Not even in the earlier books of the Paradise...
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Essays, English and American

Raymond Macdonald Alden - American essays - 1920 - 464 pages
...everything else avail against me, as I am borne out against the revolving sphere." It is to be regretted that the prose writings of Milton should in our time...sink into insignificance. They are a perfect field of cloth-of-gold. The style is stiff with gorgeous embroidery. Not even in the earlier books of the Paradise...
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Adventures in Essay Reading: Essays for First-year Students Selected by the ...

University of Michigan. Dept. of Rhetoric and Journalism - American essays - 1923 - 428 pages
...adversum; nec 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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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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Essay on Milton

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1927 - 78 pages
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Die Neueren Sprachen: Beiheft, Volumes 12-17

Languages, Modern - 1927
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One Thousand Best Books: The Household Guide to a Lifetime's Reading and ...

Asa Don Dickinson - Best books - 1931 - 379 pages
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