Original Papers Illustrative of the Life and Writings of John Milton

Original Papers Illustrative of the Life and Writings of John Milton

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Original Papers Illustrative of the Life and Writings of John Milton

Original Papers Illustrative of the Life and Writings of John Milton

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The following documents, now published for the first time, from the originals in the State Paper Office, will be found to contain much new information, illustrative both of the public and private history of Milton; while, in particular, the sixteen Letters of State, never before printed, are absolutely requisite to complete that noble series of Diplomatic Correspondence which the Secretary for Foreign Tongues to the Commonwealth has left, at once as a monument of his political genius, and of the elegance of his classical acquirements.

In addition to the papers comprised in the body of this work, there are a number which it was found requisite to throw into an Appendix, for, although many of these are invaluable to the biography of the poet, yet, on account of their length and legal phraseology, it was found impossible to embody them in a readable narrative; reference has, however, been made to these docu-

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