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pliance with the ways of the world-Purity and sanctity of soul

- Address to Urania-Origin of · Paradise Lost'-The poet's

own account of the origin-Difficulty of giving novelty to any

new biography of Milton-Johnson's Life-Warton-Hayley

-Newton-Bentley and Warburton . . . page 206

* Paradise Lost'-The two grand criticisms on this poem
by Addison and Johnson-Observations on these criticisms-
Johnson's copied from Addison-Superiority of Addison's cri-
tique-.Johnson's wilful detraction-Extracts from Addison's
• Essay on Paradise Lost' . . . . . . 215

On Paradise Regained'-Critical analysis, with an inten-
tion to prove that it is not inferior in genius and excellence
to · Paradise Lost,' but in fableWant of fable in Cowper's

ILLUSTRATIONS.

VOL. I.

PORTRAIT OF Milton in his 62nd year, from FAITHORNE's

original drawing . . . . W. C. EDWARDS.

MUSTERING OF THE WARRIOR-Angels. —' PARADISE Lost.'

Book vi. J. M. W. TURNER, R.A. . ROBERT BRANDARD.

“Go, Michael! of celestial armies Prince ;
And thou, in military prowess next,
Gabriel, lead forth to battel these my sons ;
By thousands and by millions ranged for fight." ***
-So spake the Sovereign voice; and clouds began
To darken all the bill, and smoke to roll
In dusky wreaths reluctant flames. ***
At which command the powers militant
That stood for Heaven, in mighty quadrate join'd
Of union irresistible, moved on
In silence their bright legions.

VOL. I.

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