Complete Poems

ISBN-10: 0140433635

ISBN-13: 9780140433630

Edition: 1998

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This book calls particular attention to words invented by Milton and provides full notes to elucidate Biblical allusions. For all readers seriously wanting to get to grips with one of the giants of English literature, there's no better place to start.
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1024
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.342

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.

Preface
Table of Dates
Further Reading
Poems 1645
On the Morning of Christ's Nativity
A Paraphrase on Psalm 114
Psalm 136
The Passion
On Time
Upon the Circumcision
At a Solemn Music
An Epitaph on the Marchioness of Winchester
Song. On May Morning
On Shakespeare. 1630
On the University Carrier
Another on the Same
L'Allegro
Il Penseroso
Sonnet I ('O nightingale')
Sonnet II ('Donna leggiadra')
Sonnet III ('Qual in colle aspro')
Canzone
Sonnet IV ('Diodati, e te'l diro')
Sonnet V ('Per certo')
Sonnet VI ('Giovane piano')
Sonnet VII ('How soon hath Time')
Sonnet VIII ('Captain or colonel')
Sonnet IX ('Lady that in the prime')
Sonnet X ('Daughter to that good Earl')
Arcades
Lycidas
A Masque Presented at Ludlow Castle ['Comus']
English Poems Added in 1673
On the Death of a Fair Infant
At a Vacation Exercise
Sonnet XI ('A book was writ of late')
Sonnet XII On the same ('I did but prompt the age')
Sonnet XIII To Mr H. Lawes, on his Airs
Sonnet XIV ('When Faith and Love')
Sonnet XV On the Late Massacre in Piedmont
Sonnet XVI ('When I consider how my light is spent')
Sonnet XVII ('Lawrence of virtuous father')
Sonnet XVIII ('Cyriack, whose grandsire')
Sonnet XIX ('Methought I saw my late espoused saint')
The Fifth Ode of Horace
On the New Forcers of Conscience
Psalm Paraphrases Added in 1673
Psalms I-VIII
Psalms LXXX-LXXXVIII
Uncollected English Poems
On the Lord General Fairfax
To the Lord General Cromwell
To Sir Henry Vane the Younger
To Mr Cyriack Skinner upon his Blindness
'Fix Here'
Translations from the Prose works
'Ah Constantine, of how much ill'
'Founded in chaste and humble poverty'
'Then passed he to a flow'ry mountain green'
'When I die'
'Laughing to teach the truth'
'Jesting decides great things'
''Tis you that say it, not I'
'This is true liberty, when freeborn men'
'Whom do we count a good man'
'There can be slain'
'Goddess of shades, and huntress'
'Brutus far to the west'
'Low in a mead of kine'
Paradise Lost
Paradise Regained
Samson Agonistes
The Latin and Greek Poems
Elegiarum Liber
Elegia I Ad Carolum Diodatum
Elegia II In Obitum Praeconis Academici Cantabrigiensis
Elegia III In Obitum Praesulis Wintoniensis
Elegia IV Ad Thomam Iunium
Elegia V In adventum veris
Elegia VI Ad Carolum Diodatum, ruri commorantem
Elegia VII Anno aetatis undevigesimo
'Haec ego mente'
In Proditionem Bombardicam
In eandem
In eandem
In eandem
In Inventorem Bombardae
Ad Leonoram Romae canentem
Ad eandem
Ad eandem
Silvarum Liber
In Obitum Procancellarii Medici
In Quintum Novembris
In Obitum Praesulis Eliensis
Naturam non pati senium
De Idea Platonica quemadmodum Aristoteles intellexit
Ad Patrem
Greek Verses
Psalm CXIV
Philosophus ad Regem
Ad Salsillum
Mansus
Epitaphium Damonis
Greek and Latin Poems Added in 1673
Apologus de Rustico et Hero
In Effigiei eius Sculptorem
Ad Ioannem Rousium
Latin Poems from the Prose Works
Epigram from Pro Populo Anglicano Defensio
Epigram from Defensio Secunda
Unpublished Latin Poems
Carmina Elegiaca
[Asclepiads]
Notes
Index of Titles
Index of First Lines
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