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even of cold praise, would have been more injurious to the critic than to the poet. The Paradise Lost was unquestionably a noble poem: but if it could have been shown to be the produce of theft, the fabricator's proud name would have been annihilated, and the purposes of his enemy accomplished. The hostile attempt was certainly made; and its failure could not have been witnessed without painful disappointment by the writer of that life of Milton, which was unhappily sent into the world under the sanction of the booksellers of London. Of the radical and pervading malignity of this work no doubt can for an instant be entertained by any dispassionate reader, and it may justly be questioned whether, as the writer of the Rambler or of the Life of Milton, Dr. Johnson has evinced more friendliness or more eninity to the cause of truth, has effected more good or offered more injury to the

Here are panegyric and benevolence, of which Milton and his granddaughter are the objects, of as high and ardent a na. ture as any which have been expressed by Dr. Johnson. In diction and imagery the Scotch schoolmaster is evidently inferior to the English critic and moralist :- but in admiration of the deceased poet, and in charity towards the survivor of the poet's family, the notorious Lauder refuses to be outdone by the celebrated Johnson.

great interests of his species. By a party among my contemporaries I am aware that this doubt will be strongly, and, perhaps, acrimoniously resented: but if a page, like mine, may hope to survive to a distant age, I feel assured that, by the judgment of a generation remote from the prejudices of the present, I shall be absolved from the charge of wounding truth to gratify passion, even though I should assert that the delinquency of the libellous biographer is ill compensated by the merit of the monotonous and heavygaited inorality of the sombre and dogmatic essayist.

THE END.

T. Bensley, Printer,
Bolt Court, Ficct Street, London,

INDEX

TO THE

LIFE OF MILTON.

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Bacon, the sculptor, 501.
Barberini, cardinal, 95, 98.
Barebone's parliament, 378.
.................. resigns, 379.
Bargrave, Dr. 95 note.
Barkfead, Mr. 433 note.
Barnes, Joshua, 506.
Baroni, Leonora, 97, 506 note.
Barrow, Dr. 184.
Bayle, 313, 336, 340.
Beaur of the puritan age, 162.
Bendis, Henry, 444 note.
Benson, Mr. 502.
Bentley, Dr. 4744 note.
Betterton, 428.
Birch, Dr. 4, 46, 281 note, 340,

371, 394, 528.
Blackburn, archdeacon, 3.
Blake, admiral, 396, 436.
Bonmatthei, 92, 93.
Bouquet, Mr. 556.
Bourdeaux, the French ambassador,

358.
Boyle, Robert, 440.
Bradshaw, 245, 262, 264 note,

297, 547.
.........his character, 263, 267.
.........epitaph on him, 548.
Bramhall, abp. 160 vote, 341.
Brutus, grandson of Ægeas, fabu-
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trasted, 42).
Bucer, Martin, 201, 252 note. ........... more humane than
Bucolic verse, character of, 129 the monarchy, 430 pote.
note.

Cominenus, Andronicus, 283 note.
Burke, Edmund, 305, 425 note. Controversy, 195.
Burnet, bih p. 294 note.

Council of state, 261.
Burney, Dr. C. 22 note,

Cowley, 43.
Cowper, Wm. 12.
Cradock, Mr. 505.
Criticison cannot render dull poetry

pleasing, 459.
Cæfar, Julius, 376.

Cromwell, 242, 245, 264 note, 498,
Calamy, Edmund, 191.

521
Calvin, 252 note.

.. ..... bis character, 376, 385,
Cambridge Latin Dictionary, 404. | 412
Caroline, quceo, 528.

....... the protestants of Pied-
Choppel, Wm. reputed author of mont saved by his interpofition,

the Whole Duty of Man, 19. 271 note.
Charlemont, earl of, 505.

........ foments the agitation of
Charles I. violence of his conduct, the army, 375.
171.

...... made protector by it,
........ popith intrigues condu-| 379.
ced to bis misfortunes, 186 note.

........ Milton's panegyric of
........ civil war in his time I him, 385.

eminent for benignity and mo ........ his death, 409.
deration, 241.

........... reputed dibaccr-
........ his coudu& after his last ment, 433 note.
defeat, 241.

........ Richard, 409.
.......... character, 274. ....... Henry, 109 note.
.......... corpse said to have Cunningham, 427 note.

been hung at Tyburn, 433 note.
........ remarks on his execu-
tion, 548.

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Charles II. 411, 127, ib. note, 446
note.

Dante, 223, 470 note.
.........his conduct on his rel Duti, Carlo, 91.
toration, 431.

Davenunt, bishop, 172,
Chaucer, 108 note.

Davis, Miss, 205.
Chorus of the Greek drama, 492. Dawes, 22 note.
Chriflina, queen of Sweden, 337, D' rivenant, fir William, his life
* 342, 370.

saved by Milton, 428.
Church of England, 170, 181, 414. Delille, abbé, 485 note.
Clarendon, lord, 178, 290, 293 Deodali, Charles, ift elegy to, 22.
note, 435 note.

......... letter to, 71.
Clarges, fir Thomas, 428.

.............. account of hin,
Cl.nrk, Mrs. (Milton's daughter) 125, 140 note.
512 note, 515, 516, 527, 531

....... poem on bis
note.

death, 127.
Clarke, Mr. 464 note.

.... 2d elegy to, 163,
Claypole, Mrs. 36.

167 note.
Clement, 339 note.

...... Giovanni, 125.
Clemeniills, 92.

...... Theodore, 126.
Coltellino, 92.

Desborough, 409 note, 410.

Divines,

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ousness, 292.
Galileo, 93, 124 note. .

Hurd, bishop, 227.
Gard, Di, 297.

Hyde, fir Edward, Soe Clarendon.
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