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" Neither do I think it shame to covenant with any knowing reader, that for some few years yet I may go on trust with him toward the payment of what I am now indebted... "
The British Controversialist and Literary Magazine - Page 281
1866
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The Sacred Complex: On the Psychogenesis of Paradise Lost

William Kerrigan, John Milton - Literary Criticism - 1983 - 344 pages
...his life. "Neither doe I think it shame to covnant with any knowing reader, that for some few yeers yet I may go on trust with him toward the payment of what I am now indebted" (CP I, 820). Remaining beholden kept the energies of his "first being" intact. For who covenants with...
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Milton's English Poetry: Being Entries from A Milton Encyclopedia

John T. Shawcross - Poetry - 1986 - 248 pages
...had echoed in the prelude to Nat — that the poem he hoped to write would be a work not to be rays'd from the heat of youth, or the vapours of wine, like that which flows at wast from the pen of some vulgar Amorist, or the trencher fury of a riming parasite, nor to be obtain'd...
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Pretexts of Authority: The Rhetoric of Authorship in the Renaissance Preface

Kevin Dunn - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 198 pages
...future poetry: "Neither doe I think it shame to covnant with any knowing reader, that for some few yeers yet I may go on trust with him toward the payment of what I am now indebted" ( YM 1, 82o).18 The potential reader of Church-Government, however, Puritan or Anglican, would have...
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Creating States: Studies in the Performative Language of John Milton and ...

Angela Esterhammer - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 245 pages
...'eternall Spirit': Neither doe I think it shame to covnant with any knowing reader, that for some few yeers yet I may go on trust with him toward the payment of what I am now indebted ... till which in some measure be compast, at mine own peril and cost I refuse not to sustain this...
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John Milton: 1628-1731

John T. Shawcross - English poetry - 1995 - 439 pages
...flourish. Neither doe I think it shame to covnant with any knowing reader, that for some few yeers yet I may go on trust with him toward the payment...what I am now indebted, as being a work not to be rays'd from the heat of youth, or the vapours of wine, like that which flows at wast from the pen of...
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Writing the English Republic: Poetry, Rhetoric and Politics, 1627-1660

David Norbrook - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 509 pages
...and Renaissance Studies 22 ( 1992), 261-89. 'covnant with any knowing reader, that for some few yeers yet I may go on trust with him toward the payment of what I am now indebted' - that is, the poetry which has been interrupted by polemic (MPW, I, 820). Poems represents a preliminary...
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The Rhetoric of Romantic Prophecy

Ian Balfour - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 346 pages
...formulation on the matter of memory and inspiration in The Reason of Church Governmentwhere he speaks of a work not to be raised from the heat of youth, or the vapors of wine, like that which flows at waste from the pen of some vulgar amorist, or the trencher...
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