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" ... moral and intellectual qualities. Nor, we are convinced, will the severest of our readers blame us if, on an occasion like the present, we turn for a short time from the topics of the day, to commemorate, in all love and reverence, the genius and... "
Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature - Page 430
1844
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Enlarged Practice-book in English Composition

Alfred Marshall Hitchcock - English language - 1909 - 381 pages
...present, we turn for a short time from the topics of the day, to commemorate, in all love and reverence, the genius and virtues of John Milton, the poet, the...the glory of English literature, the champion and martyr of English liberty. 17. Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed, and not...
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1639-1729

Charles Wells Moulton - American literature - 1910
...seas— great as himself, nay, greater. —ROGERS, SAMUEL, 1822-30, Italy, The Campagna of Florence. John Milton, the poet, the statesman, the philosopher,...literature, the champion and the martyr of English liberty. . . . Neither blindness, nor gout, nor age, nor penury, nor domestic afflictions, nor political disappointments,...
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Essay on Milton

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1914 - 128 pages
...present, we turn for a short time from the topics of the day, to commemorate, in all love and reverence, the genius and virtues of John Milton, the poet, the...literature, the champion and the martyr of English liberty.0 20 It is by his poetry that Milton is best known; and it is of his poetry that we wish first...
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Macaulay's Essay on Milton

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1915 - 128 pages
...present, we turn for a short time from the topics of the day, to commemorate, in all love and reverence, the genius and virtues of John Milton, the poet, the...literature, the champion and the martyr of English liberty.1 8. It is by his poetry that Milton is best known ; and it is of his poetry that we wish first...
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The North American Review, Volume 214

North American review - 1921
...their heroic efforts he wrote Samson Agonistes. As a poet and statesman, says Macaulay, Milton was "the glory of English literature, the champion and the martyr of English liberty". He lived in an age of exalted privileges in culture and learning, and without restraint exhausted every...
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Spokesperson Milton: Voices in Contemporary Criticism

Charles W. Durham, Kristin Pruitt McColgan - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 284 pages
...point out that it is still popular to "extol the poems and to decry the poet." 22 Macaulay revered "the genius and virtues of John Milton, the poet,...literature, the champion and the martyr of English liberty," 23 for his powerful and independent mind, emancipated from the influence of authority. For Macaulay,...
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Polite Wisdom: Heathen Rhetoric in Milton's Areopagitica

Paul M. Dowling - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 113 pages
...are now distasteful. Macaulay is a case in point, when he commemorates ' 'in all love and reverence, the genius and virtues of John Milton, the poet, the...the glory of English literature, the champion and martyr of English liberty" (152). Today such enthusiasm sets teeth on edge. Arthur Barker speaks for...
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John Milton an Essay

Baron Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay
...commemorate, in all love and reverence, the genius and virtues of John Milton, the poet, the states5 man, the philosopher, the glory of English literature,...wish first to speak. By the general suffrage of the civilised world, his place has been 10 assigned among the greatest masters of the art. His detractors,...
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English Composition: With Chapters on Precis Writing, Prosody and Style

William Murison - English language - 1926 - 430 pages
...visitation, a dog-in-the-manger policy . But it is often necessary to be diffuse in order to be forcible ; as "It is by his poetry that Milton is best known; and...it is of his poetry that we wish first to speak." This is more emphatic than "Milton is best known by his poetry; and we wish first to speak of it."...
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The Oracle, Volumes 7-21

1878
...would still be honored as one of the grandest in the annals of the past. Macaulay describes Milton as " the poet, the statesman, the philosopher, the glory...literature, the champion and the martyr of English liberty. " Let us consider his right to the last appellation ; what he has done to deserve so high a tribute....
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