John Milton: 1732-1801

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John T. Shawcross
Psychology Press, 1995 - Reference - 452 pages
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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
Period of Textual and Religious Criticism
41
Anonymous reactions to Bentleys beliefs January
45
Anonymous criticism of Bentley March 1732
56
RICHARDSON JR on an emendation for Paradise Lost
62
RICHARDSON On Miltons religious beliefs and Paradise
83
WARBURTON On Milton and Tolands Life November
89
Anonymous comment on charge of Arianism April
96
SI HUMB On Milton 1757
237
WILKIB On epic poetry 1757
239
BLAIR on the sublime the twin poems and Paradise Lost 175960
244
LYTTELTON on Milton 1760
249
SS GRAY on Miltons prosody 1760
250
S6 GIBBON on the relationship of religion 1761
251
KAMBS on rhyme and blank verse 1762
252
WBBB on imagery 1762
255

BENSON on Miltons verse 1739
104
PBCK on Miltons style 1740
111
DAVIBS Rhapsody to Milton February 1740
118
Period of Alleged Plagiarism Some Analysis Praise and Dispraise 174151
121
MANWARING on Miltons verse 1744
126
HARRIS On Miltons versification 1744
129
PATERSON on Paradise Lost 1744
130
RAMSAY and POPB On Paradise Lost 1744
132
LB BLANC on the majesty of nature in Paradise Lost 1745
133
LAUDBRs first charges of plagiarism 1747
135
RICHARDSON against Lauders allegations 1747
140
LAUDBRs rebuttal 1747
144
Anonymous poem on attempted depreciation of Milton August 1747
146
HURD on Miltons language 1749
148
JOHN MASON on the verse of Paradise Lost 1749
149
JOHN MASON on Miltons versification 1749
150
NEWTONs notes to Paradise Lost 1749
153
JOHNSON on Comus 1750
169
JOHNSONs preface to the revision of Lauders charges 1750
171
LAUDBRs revised charges of plagiarism 1750
173
DOUGLAss vindication of plagiarism 1750
181
Johnsons rebuttal against Douglas 1751
189
LAUDBRs remarks on Douglass vindication 1751
192
Anonymous comment on Bentley 1751
198
HURD on Miltons invention 1751
199
JOHNSON on Miltons versification 1751
200
JOHNSON on Samson Agonistes July 1751
217
Period of Defence and Analysis 179273
223
WILLIAM MASON on Samson Agonistes 1753
225
JOSEPH WARTON on Miltons defects October 1753
226
SHENSTONB on Lycidas 1754
231
JOSBPH WARTON on the Nativity Ode 1756
232
WILLIAM MASON on Miltons achievement 1756 234 49 WILLIAM MASON on Miltons achievement 1756
235
HURD on romance in Miltons works 1762
257
BVans on Miltons literary use of the Psalms 1772
258
Period of Praise and Some Detraction 17741801
259
BBATTIB On Miltons learning 1776
285
RICHARDSON on the companion poems 1779
286
JOHNSON on Cowley and Milton 1779
288
JOHNSON on Philips and Milton 1779
289
jou Johnson on Miltons life and works 1779
290
BLACKBURNB On Miltons political principles 1780
311
HAYLBY on Miltons epic 1782
314
THOMAS WARTON on the minor poems 1785
315
Scott on Lycidas 1785
326
CUMBBRLAND on Samson Agonistes 1785
333
WHITB on analogues to Paradise Lost 1786
338
WHITB on the Sonnets 1786
341
HAWKINS on Johnsons criticism of Milton 1787
342
MICKLB On Samson Agonistes 1788
344
NBVB on Milton and the poems 1789
350
COWPBR on Miltons disinterment August 1790
362
BURNBY On Miltons Greek 1790
364
COWPBRs notes on Paradise Lost 17912
366
GODWIN on Satan 1793
372
DUNSTBRs notes on Paradise Regaind 1795
374
HAYLBY on the last poems 1796
378
HAYLBY on the origin of Paradise Lost 1796
381
Anonymous discussion of Miltons similes 17968
383
GODWIN on Miltons prose style 1797
390
PBNN on Samson Agonistes 1798
400
BOYD on the fallen angels before 1809
410
APPBNDICBS
421
SBLBCT BIBLIOGRAPHY
427
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