Excerpt from The Philobiblion, 1862, Vol. 1: A Monthly Bibliographical Journal, Containing Critical Notices Of, and Extracts From Rare, Curious, and Valuable Old Books
As it is certain that the blind bard em For everybody knows that Milton, when ployed an amanuenfis, it was not irnprob he compofed th1s poem, .was blind with a able that many words of limilar found, Gutta Serena, and therefore' obliged to but very different fignification, might have make ufe of an amanuenfis; upon which difligured the poem; but our Dot'tor was account more miftakes mull needs have bold enough to conjeeture that this amanu happened, efpecially in monofyllables that eulis interpolated whole verfes of his own have a funilitude of found, than if ehe had compolition in the Paradife Loft l been able to write it with his own hand.
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