Samson Agonistes and Shorter Poems

Samson Agonistes and Shorter Poems

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This volume contains the principal English poems of Milton's youth and early manhood, most of the sonnets written during the Puritan Revolution, when he was chiefly engaged in arguing public questions in prose, and Samson Agonistes, published three years before his death. Includes "Comus," "Lycidas," "L'Allegro," "Il Penseroso," "On the Morning of Christ's Nativity," and other shorter poems. With an introduction by Editor A. E. Baker, this edition also contains a list of principal dates in the life of Milton and a selected bibliography.
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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 127 x 185 x 7mm | 126g
  • Wheeling IL, United States
  • English
  • 0882950584
  • 9780882950587
  • 678,123

Table of contents

Introduction vii Principal Dates in Milton s Life xi On the Morning of Christs Nativity 1 On the Shakespear 9 L Allegro 10 Il Penseroso 15 Song: On May Morning 20 At a Solemn Musick 20 Lycidas 21 Sonnets 28 O Nightingale, that on yon bloomy Spray 28 How soon hath Time the suttle theef of youth 28 On the Detraction which Follow d upon my Writing Certain Treatises 29 On the Lord Gen. Fairfax at the Siege of Colchester 29 To the Lord Generall Cromwell, May, 1652 30 To Sir Henry Vane the Younger 31 On the Late Massacher in Piemont 31 When I consider how my light is spent 32 Lawrence of Vertuous Father Vertuous Son 32 To Mr. Cyriack Skinner upon His Blindness 33 Methought I saw my late espoused Saint 33 On the New Forcers of Conscience under the Long Parliament 34 Comus, A Mask 35 Samson Agonistes 65 Selected Bibliography 113
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About John Milton

John Milton was an English writer of poetry and prose during times of war, religious change and political upheaval in England. He is reknowned for his epic poem Paradise Lost.

strong>George H. Sabine - 1880-1961 - was a professor of philosophy, dean of the Graduate School and vice president of Cornell University
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