John Milton: 1628-1731

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John T. Shawcross
Psychology Press, 1995 - English poetry - 439 pages
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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
Personal Statements and Contemporary Evaluations 16281674
4
Early writing preferences 1628
35
The sacred poet 1629
37
Translation of Psalm 114 into Greek 1634
39
Hope for immortality 1637
40
s Faith in literary ability 1638
41
WOTTON on Comus 1638
43
45
109
46
112
WESLEY on heroic poetry 1697
114
BAYLEs notice 1697
116
LESLIE on Miltons theology 1698
117
SO TOLAND on various poems 1698
119
SI YALDEN on Miltons prose 1698
122
52
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Subject for poetic work 1638
44
Poetic plans 1642
47
The might of the pen 1642
52
Of Education and the place of writing in its plan 1644
53
Aim of Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce 1644
56
SALSILLI on Milton 1645
57
MANSO on Milton 1645
58
IS DATI on Milton 1645
59
His Poems 1647
61
Writing activities in the 1640s 1654
63
The First Defense 1658
67
Aim in De Doctrina Christiana before 1660
69
Anonymous attack on The Readie and Easie Way 1660
72
Verse of Paradise Lost 1668
73
The nature of tragedy 1671
75
BUTLER on Milton early 1670s
76
LEIGH on the antiprelatical tracts 1673
77
MARVELL in defence of Milton 1673
79
MARVELL on Paradise Lost 1674
81
LEE on Paradise Lost 1674
83
Further Seventeenthcentury Comment 16751699
84
ELLWOODS Epitaph on Milton 1675 ?
85
AUBREYS notes for a Life late 1670s
88
FRANCIS CRADDOCK on Paradise Lost 1680
89
PETTIT on Miltons advancement of papal aims 1680
90
ROSCOMMON on Paradise Lost 1685
92
DRYDEN on Paradise Lost 1685
94
SKINNER on Milton 1686 ?
95
37
97
Comment on Milton Athenian Mercury 1692
98
39
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40
100
DRYDEN on Paradise Lost 1693
101
PHILLIPS on various works 1694
103
4I 43
105
44
107
53
125
DENNIS on Paradise Lost 1704
128
SS TRUMBULL on minor poems 1705
137
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138
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139
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142
Anonymous statement of Miltons sublimity 1709
143
SHAFTESBURY on heroic poetry 1710
145
62
146
ADDISONs papers on Paradise Lost Spectator 1712
147
ADDISON on imagination and Paradise Lost Spectator 1712
221
WELSTED on Miltons sublimity 1712
222
ELLWOOD on the composition of the epics 1714
223
67
225
HUGHES on the allegory of sin and death 1715
226
69
227
ATTERBURY on Milton 1717
229
GILDON on heroic poetry 1718
230
DENNIS on Miltons reputation 1719
231
73
232
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233
ATTERBURY on the Original MS and Samson Agonistes 1722
243
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77
245
BURNETS notice after 1700
247
79
248
LYTTLETON on Milton 1728
257
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258
DENNIS on Miltons poetical fire 1729
260
CLARKE on defects in Paradise Lost 1731
261
APPENDICES a Publication of the works
265
b Selected secondary references and collections similar to the present volume
267
c Noteworthy criticism omitted in this selection
268
INDEX
271
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