Complete Poems and Major Prose

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ISBN-13: 9780872206786
Edition: 2003 (Reprint)
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Description: First published by Odyssey Press in 1957, this classic edition provides Milton's poetry and major prose works, richly annotated, in a sturdy and affordable clothbound volume.

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List price: $60.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/1/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1088
Size: 6.42" wide x 9.33" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 3.718
Language: English

First published by Odyssey Press in 1957, this classic edition provides Milton's poetry and major prose works, richly annotated, in a sturdy and affordable clothbound volume.

John Milton, English scholar and classical poet, is one of the major figures of Western literature. He was born in 1608 into a prosperous London family. By the age of 17, he was proficient in Latin, Greek, and Hebrew. Milton attended Cambridge University, earning a B.A. and an M.A. before secluding himself for five years to read, write and study on his own. It is believed that Milton read evertything that had been published in Latin, Greek, and English. He was considered one of the most educated men of his time. Milton also had a reputation as a radical. After his own wife left him early in their marriage, Milton published an unpopular treatise supporting divorce in the case of incompatibility. Milton was also a vocal supporter of Oliver Cromwell and worked for him. Milton's first work, Lycidas, an elegy on the death of a classmate, was published in 1632, and he had numerous works published in the ensuing years, including Pastoral and Areopagitica. His Christian epic poem, Paradise Lost, which traced humanity's fall from divine grace, appeared in 1667, assuring his place as one of the finest non-dramatic poet of the Renaissance Age. Milton went blind at the age of 43 from the incredible strain he placed on his eyes. Amazingly, Paradise Lost and his other major works, Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes, were composed after the lost of his sight. These major works were painstakingly and slowly dictated to secretaries. John Milton died in 1674.

A Chronology of the Main Events in Milton's Life
Abbreviations of Titles of Milton's Works
Abbreviations of Titles of Literary and Critical Works Cited in the Notes
Abbreviations of Titles of Periodicals Cited in the Notes
A Paraphrase on Psalm CXIV
Psalm CXXXVI
Verses found with the Commonplace Book: Carmina Elegiaca (Elegiac Verses)
Verses found with the Commonplace Book: Ignavus satrapam dedecet (Slothful sleep disgraces a ruler)
Apologus de Rustico et Hero (Fable of Peasant and Landlord)
Elegia Prima (Elegy I)
The Fifth Ode of Horace
In Obitum Procancellarii Medici (On the Death of the Vice-Chancellor, a Physician)
Elegia Secunda (Elegy II)
In Proditionem Bombardicam (On the Gunpowder Plot)
In Eandem (On the Same)
In Eandem (On the Same)
In Eandem (On the Same)
In Inventorem Bombardae (On the Inventor of Gunpowder)
In Quintum Novembris (On the Fifth of November)
Elegia Tertia (Elegy III)
In Obitum Praesulis Eliensis (On the Death of the Bishop of Ely)
Elegia Quarta (Elegy IV)
At a Vacation Exercise in the College
Naturam Non Pati Senium (That Nature is Not Subject to Old Age)
On the Death of a Fair Infant Dying of a Cough
Elegia Quinta (Elegy V)
Song: On May Morning
On the Morning of Christ's Nativity
Elegia Sexta (Elegy VI)
Sonnet I: O Nightingale!
Sonnet II: Donna leggiadra! (Beautiful Lady)
Sonnet III: Qual in colle aspro (As on a Rugged Mountain)
Canzone
Sonnet IV: Diodati, e te'l diro (Diodati, and I will Say It to You)
Sonnet V: Per certo i bei vostr' occhi (In Truth, Your Fair Eyes)
Sonnet VI: Giovane piano, e semplicetto amante (Young, Gentle, and Candid Lover)
De Idea Platonica quemadmodum Aristoteles Intellexit (On the Platonic Idea as Understood by Aristotle)
Elegia Septima (Elegy VII)
The Passion
On Shakespeare
On the University Carrier
Another on the Same
Epitaph on the Marchioness of Winchester
L'Allegro
Il Penseroso
Sonnet VII: How Soon Hath Time
Arcades
On Time
Upon the Circumcision
At a Solemn Music
Ad Patrem (To His Father)
A Mask (Comus)
Psalm CXIV
Philosophus ad Regem Quendam (A Philosopher to a Certain King)
Lycidas
Ad Salsillum, Poetam Romanum, Aegrotantem (To Salzilli, a Roman Poet, When He Was Ill)
Mansus (Manso)
Ad Leonoram Romae Canentem (To Leonora Singing in Rome)
Ad Eandem (To the Same)
Ad Eandem (To the Same)
Epitaphium Damonis (Damon's Epitaph)
Translations from Of Reformation Touching Church Discipline in England
Translations from An Apology for Smectymnuus
Sonnet VIII: When the Assault Was Intended to the City
Sonnet IX: Lady That in the Prime
Translation from Tetrachordon
Sonnet X: To the Lady Margaret Ley
In Effigiei Eius Sculptorem (On the Engraver of His Likeness)
Verses from The History of Britain
Sonnet XI: On the Detraction Which Followed upon My Writing Certain Treatises
Sonnet XII: On the Same
Sonnet XIII: To My Friend, Mr. Henry Lawes, on His Airs
On the New Forcers of Conscience under the Long Parliament
Sonnet XIV: On the Religious Memory of Mrs. Catharine Thomason, My Christian Friend, Deceased, 16 December, 1646
Ad Ioannem Rousium (To John Rouse), Oxoniensis Academiae Bibliothecarium (Librarian of Oxford Unversity)
Psalm LXXX
Psalm LXXXI
Psalm LXXXII
Psalm LXXXIII
Psalm LXXXIV
Psalm LXXXV
Psalm LXXXVI
Psalm LXXXVII
Psalm LXXXVIII
Sonnet XV: On the Lord General Fairfax at the Siege of Colchester
Latin Verses from Pro Populo Anglicano Defensio: In Salmasii Hundredam (Against the Hundred of Salmasius)
Sonnet XVI: To the Lord General Cromwell
Sonnet XVII: To Sir Henry Vane the Younger
Psalm I
Psalm II
Psalm III
Psalm IV
Psalm V
Psalm VI
Psalm VII
Psalm VIII
Sonnet XVIII: On the Late Massacre in Piemont
Sonnet XIX: When I Consider
Sonnet XX: Lawrence of Virtuous Father
Sonnet XXI: Cyriack, Whose Grandsire
Sonnet XXII: To Mr. Cyriack Skinner upon His Blindness
Sonnet XXIII: Methought I Saw
Paradise Lost: Introduction
Book I
Book II
Book III
Book IV
Book V
Book VI
Book VII
Book VIII
Book IX
Book X
Book XI
Book XII
Paradise Regained: Introduction
The First Book
The Second Book
The Third Book
The Fourth Book
Samson Agonistes: Introduction
Samson Agonistes
Some Early Oratorical Performances (Prolusions)
Of Education
The Reason of Church Government Urged Against Prelaty
An Apology For Smectymnuus (Selections)
The Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce (Selections)
Areopagitica
The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates
Eikonoklastes (Selections)
The Second Defense of the People of England (Selections)
A Treatise of Civil Power in Ecclesiastical Causes
Considerations Touching the Likeliest Means to Remove Hirelings Out of the Church
The Ready and Easy Way to Establish a Free Commonwealth
The Christian Doctrine (Selections)
Collections for the Life of Milton
The Life of Milton
An Anonymous Life of Milton
Index of Names

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