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THE BUNYAN LIBRARY:

FOR THE PUBLICATION AND REPUBLICATION OF STANDARD WORKS

BY EMINENT BAPTIST AUTHORS.

VOL. VI.

SELECTIONS FROM THE PROSE WRITINGS

OF JOHN MILTON.

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J. HEATON & SON, 21, WARWICK LANE,

PATERNOSTER ROW.

1862.

270...88

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SELECTIONS

FROM THE

PROSE WRITINGS

OF

JOHN MILTON

EDITED,

WITH MEMOIR, NOTES, AND ANALYSES,

BY THE

REV. S. MANNING.

“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
compared with which the finest declamations of Burke sink into insignificance. They are
a perfect field of cloth of gold. The style is stiff with embroidery. Not even in the earlier
books of Paradise Lost has the great poet risen higher than in those parts of his contro-
versial works in which his feelings find a vent in bursts odevotionand lyrical rapture.
It is, to borrow his own majestic language, “a severgola chorus of halla jahs and harping
symphonies." -Macaulay.

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LONDON:
J. HEATON & SON, 21, WARWICK LANE,

PATERNOSTER ROW.

1862.

270 . f. 88

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