Colorado College Studies; Papers Read Before the Colorado College Scientific Society Volume 9-10

Colorado College Studies; Papers Read Before the Colorado College Scientific Society Volume 9-10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...some Moral benefit is design 'd to Mankind. Hee who has that in aim, will not imploy his time or Pen, to record the history of bad men, how successful or great soever they may have bin; unless by relating thir Tragical ends (which, through the just Judgment of the Almighty, most commonly overtakes them) or by discriminating, with a due note of Infamy, whatever is criminal in thir actions, hee warn the Reader to flee thir example. " Aubrey's life of Milton (in the Brief Lives), even if written earlier, cannot be strictly called a biography; it is merely a collection of biographical jottings. " The title is alv ays used wlen the poet's name is mentioned in the manuscript. But to celebrate, whether the Guifts or Graces, the natural Endowments, or acquir'd laudable Habitts of Persons eminent in thir Generations, while it gives glory to God, the bestower of all good things, and (by furnishing a Modell) tends to the edification of our Brethren, is little less than the duty of every Christian: Which seems acknowleg'd by the late Supervisors of our Common Prayer;" when they added to the Collect for the Church militant, a Clause commemorating the Saints and Servants of God departed this life in his Fear. That Hee who is the subject of this discourse, made it his endeavor to bee thought worthy of that high Character, will, I make no doubt, appeer to the impartial Reader from the particulars, wch I shall with all sincerity relate of his life and Works. The learned M' John Milton, born about the year sixteen hundred and eight, is said to bee descended from an antient Knightly Family in Buckinghamshire," that gave name to the chief place of thir abode. However that bee, his Father was entitled...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236987365
  • 9781236987365