John Milton: 1628-1731

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John T. Shawcross
Psychology Press, 1995 - 288 pages

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Contents

Personal Statements and Contemporary Evaluations
4
Early writing preferences 1628
35
s Faith in literary ability 1638
41
Poetic plans 1642
47
Of Education and the place of writing in its plan 1644
53
IS DATI on Milton 1645
59
The First Defense 1658
67
Verse of Paradise Lost 1668
73
SS TRUMBULL on minor poems 1705
137
DEFOE on Paradise Lost 1706
138
WATTSs tribute to Milton 1706
139
SWIFT on Miltons divorce tracts 1708
141
ADDISON and STEELE on Paradise Lost Tatler 1709
142
Anonymous statement of Miltons sublimity 1709
143
SHAFTESBURY on heroic poetry 1710
145
DEFOE on the two epics 1711 page
146

MARVELL in defence of Milton 1673
79
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
WINSTANLEYS notice 1687
97
Comment on Milton Athenian Mercury 1692
98
DENNIS on rhyme 1692
99
PRESTON on Miltons fame 1693 ?
100
DRYDEN on Paradise Lost 1693 ΙΟΙ
101
PHILLIPS on various works 1694
103
ADDISON on Paradise Lost 1694
105
GILDONS vindication of Paradise Lost 1694
107
HUMEs annotations of Paradise Lost 1695
109
DENNIS on Miltons Devils 1696
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
Eighteenthcentury Comment to Bentleys Edition of Paradise Lost 17001731
124
DENNIS on Miltons sublimity 1701
125
DENNIS on Paradise Lost 1704
128
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
EUSDEN on reading Addison 1714
225
HUGHES on the allegory of sin and death 1715
226
BLACKMORE on epic poetry 1716
227
ATTERBURY on Milton 1717
229
GILDON on heroic poetry 1718
230
DENNIS on Miltons reputation 1719
231
GILDON on Miltons immortality 1721
232
DENNIS on Paradise Lost 17212
233
ATTERBURY on the Original MS and Samson Agonistes 1722
243
WELSTED on Miltons language 1724
244
FENTON on Paradise Lost 1725
245
BURNETS notice after 1700
247
VOLTAIRE on Milton 1727
248
LYTTLETON on Milton 1728
257
SALMON on Abdiel 1728
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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