For their generous support in many ways, the editors are especially grateful to Wheaton College and to the University of Southern Mississippi.
For the initial capitals heading each essay in this book, the editors wish to thank the Henry E. Huntington Library and the Ellis Library, University of Missouri -- Columbia. The capitals are reproduced from the same edition of the King James Version of the Bible as was owned by John Milton, an edition printed in London in 1612 by Robert Barker. The frontispiece is from the same Bible, courtesy of the Henry E. Huntington Library.
The editors wish to acknowledge with thanks for their always considerate and efficient assistance with correspondence and manuscript preparation the invaluable help of Emma Lou Roberts, Catherine Rhodes Adams, and Jane Massengale.
For Mary Ryken and Elizabeth Sims, the editors record here in inadequate words their gratitude; such encouragement as these dear companions provide makes scholarly effort possible.