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work and the writer of the dedication. Milton knew, also, that the name of Morus was higher in the literary world than that of Du Moulin; and, regarding them both as joint

parties in a bond, lie conceived himself to be Maris indeed justified in calling upon the most responsible

of the two for the payment of his debt. With respect to punishment, he would be averse from inflicting on his adversary any other than the brand of the pen; and would certainly be more inclined to conceal an obnoxious writer than to expose him to the law. Du Moulin's triumph on his escape, to whatever cause he might be indebted for it, was certainly not inconsiderable, as the passage inserted in the note will sufficiently demonstrate."

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" This exposed Du Moulin to great danger, he being then in England; but he informs us, that Milton being unwilling to own himself guilty of a mistake in his charge upon Morus, persisted in his accusation; so that the parliament-party let the true author escape with impunity, lest they should publicly contradict the patron of their cause. " At Morus, tantæ invidiæ impar, in regiâ causâ frigere cæpit, & Clamoris authorem Miltono indicavit. Enimvero in suå ad Miltoni maledicta responsione, duos adhibuit testes præcipuæ apud perduelles fidei, qui authorem probè nossent, & rogati possent revelare. Unde sanè mihi & capiti meo certissimum impendebat exitium. At

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Having taken a general view of this con

than once had troversy, in which Milton's last productions

our page, and are as distinguishable, as his former ones, for spirit, vigour, and acuteness, it will be proper stribing thal for us to return to his “ Second Defence;"

reproaches of of which our notices have not yet been ample in proportion to its demands. It is indeed filled with such interesting matter, that our readers would have cause to censure us if we were to pass over it with only common attention. From those parts of it, which relate immediately to the author, we have more

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magnus ille justitiæ vindex, cui & hanc operam & hoc caput
libens devoveram, per Miltoni superbiam salutem meam asse-
ruit, ut ejus sapientiæ solenne est ex malis bona, ex tenebris
lucem elicere. Miltonus enim, qui plenis caninæ eloquentiæ
velis in Morum invectus fucrat, quique id fermè unicuin De
fensionis secundæ suæ fecerat argumentum, ut Mori vitam
atque famam laceraret, adduci nunquam potuit, ut se tam crassé
hallucinatum esse fateretur. Scilicet metuens ne cæcitati ejus
populus illuderet, eumque compararent granımaticorum pueri
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Perseverante igitur Miltono totum illud periculosi in Regent
amoris crimen Moro impingere, non poterant cæteri perduelles
sine magnâ boni patroni sui injuriâ alium à Moro tanti criminis
reum peragere. Cumque Miltonus me salvum esse mallet quam
se ridiculum, hoc operæ meæ præmium tuli, ut Miltonum, quem
inclementius acceperam, haberem patron
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my knowledge, been considered as deformed--- whether as handsome or not forms a less object of my concern. My stature, I confess not to be lofty; but it approaches more-to the middle height than to the low. If it were, however,

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and perfection. When my age and the hacstituted aor di bits of my life would permit, I accustomed

myself to the daily exercise of the sword, and was not either so puny in body or so deficient in courage as not to think myself, with that weapon which I generally wore, to be secure in the assault of any man, hand to hand, how superior soever he might be to me in muscular strength. The spirit and the

power, which I then possessed, continue unmi adverser impaired to the present day; my eyes only

are not the same; and they are as unblemished in appearance, as lucid and free from spot, as those which are endued with the sharpest vision: in this instance alone, and much against my own inclination, am I a deceiver. My face, than which, as he says, nothing is more bloodless, still retains, at the age of more than forty, a colour the very reverse of pale, and such as induces almost every one, who sees me, to consider me as ten years younger than I am: neither is

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