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FROM THE

PROSE WORKS OF JOHN MILTON

WITH

CRITICAL REMARKS AND ELUCIDATIONS.

EDITED BY THE

REV. JAMES J. G. GRAHAM, M.A., Oxon,

VICAR OF MUCH COWARNE, HEREFORDSHIRE.

“Cujus e stylo, nimirum horridulo et incompto, aurum et margaritas effodere
possimus."-Milton's Prolusiones Oratoriæ.

“I have been looking into some of Milton's prose works lately, of which, I
am ashamed to say, I was and am grossly ignorant. It must be a most ex-
pressive warning to men of genius, to read, as they often may in his Tracts,
one sentence written as if an angel had held the pen, and the next, as it seems to
me, more like Cobbett's style than any other I know of."-Letter of the Rev. John
Keble to Sir J.T. Coleridge.

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LONDON:
HURST AND BLACKETT, PUBLISHERS,
13, GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET.

1870.
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JOR LIBRAD,
I DOIMIY

NEW-YORK

LONDON : PRINTED BY MACDONALD AND TUGWELL, BLENHEIM HOUSE

TO HER,

THE PERFECT WIFE,

“ MY SUM OF EARTHLY BLISS,”

TO WHOM I LONG HAVE OWED SUCH BLISS

AS MILTON ONLY KNEW FOR ONE BRIEF YEAR,

I DEDICATE

IN GRATITUDE THIS LABOUR OF LOVE.

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