Ueber Den Gebrauch Des Artikels in Milton's Paradise Lost Volume 1-6

Ueber Den Gebrauch Des Artikels in Milton's Paradise Lost Volume 1-6

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...the 'noblest and godliest deeds'.s) Now, having seen that Milton did all in his power to induce his countrymen to abolish Episcopacy and that, in doing so, he proved very favourable to the Presbyterian policy, may we not conclude that he considered it as his ideal, and that he would have felt completely satisfied and put down his weapons after it had been succesfully substituted in the room of Episcopacy? Indeed, we may. Yet the case is very different in reality. It cannot be denied that, in his first five pamphlets, Milton showed himself somewhat of a Presbyterian. Nor is it quite improbable.that he would have contented himself with his and his countrymen's success in the contest against Episcopacy, had its successors, the Presbyterians, earnestly endeavoured to realize the directions which he had been giving to them all this time. He might even have done so in spite of certain hints on the imaginary danger of schisms and sects, the natural calling of each individual to hold an ecclesiastical office, the relation of the Church and the State &c., which he had made in the last of the above-mentioned pamphlets, hints which did no longer agree with the orthodox Presbyterian views. But what did the Presbyterians care for Milton's directions? Having reached the end of their dearest wishes, the Episcopal sees with their revenues, privileges, and honours being ') Liebert, p. 111.--') M's Pr. W. p. 49b.--3) ibid. p. 50a. now their own, a great many of them did not despise to adopt for their part most of those practices of the Prelates against which they had formerly been fighting side by side with Milton. But Milton was not the man to allow himself to be shut up by his old friends within the narrow limits of a party, to sacrifice the thought...show more

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