and best Authors thereof. Published from a Copy corrected by the Author himself.

22. Of true Religion, Heresy, Schism, Toleration; and what best means may be used against the Growth of Popery. Printed in the year 1693.

23. A brief History of Moscovia, and other less known Countries lying eastward of Russia, as far as Cathay. Gathered from the Writings of several Eye-witnesses.

24. A Declaration; or Letters Patent for the Election of John the Third, King of Poland, elected of the 22d of May, Anno Domini, 1674. Containing the Reasons of this Election; the great Virtues and Merits of the said Serene Elect; his eminent Services in War, especially in his last great Victory against the Turks and Tartars; whereof many Particulars are here related, not published before.

25. Defensio pro Populo Anglicano, contra Claudii Anonymi, alias Salmasii Defensionem Regiam.

26. Defensio Secunda pro Populo Anglicano contra infamem Libellum anonymum, cui Tita lus Regii Sanguinis clamor ad Calum, adversus Parricidas Anglicanos.


27. Autoris pro se Defensio contra Alexandrum Morum Ecclesiasten, Libelli famosi, cui Titulus, Regii Sanguinis clamor ad Cælum, adversus Parricidas Anglicanos, Authorem recte dictum.

28. Litere Senatús Anglicani nomine ac jussu conscripta. Litere Oliverii Protectoris nomine Scripta.

29. Litera Richardi Protectoris, nomine Scripta.

30. Litera Parlamenti Restituti, nomine Scriptą.

31. Artis Logica plenior Institutio ad Petri, Rami Methodum concinnata, adjecta est Praxis Analyticą et Petri Rami Vita, Libris duobus,

32. Autoris Epistolarum Familiarum Liber unus. Quibus accesserunt ejusdem jam olim in Collegio Adolescentis Prolusiones quædam Oratoria.

33. Scriptum Dom. Protectoris Reipublicæ Anglia, Scotia, Hiberniæ, &c. ex consensu atque sententiâ Concilii sui Editum. In quo hujus Reipublicæ Causa contra Hispanos justa esse demonstratur,

The prose works of Milton, complete,

were published last year, 1806, in seven vols, 8vo. by Charles. Symmons, D. D. of Jesus College, Oxford; with a life of the author, and interspersed with translations and critical remarks.

If we consider the greatness of the author, his prose works have probably been very little read. This has arisen no doubt in part from the temporary interest of many of the sub, jects he treats, and partly from his enmity against the established clergy of his time. The high republican spirit which pervades them might also have had some influence in checking their extensive popularity. In consequence of his intimate acquaintance with our early writers, particularly the writers of Romance, his style is often more antiquated than that of any of his cotemporaries. It were superfluous to remark upon the character of writings from a man so illustrious as Milton. They breathe throughout that sublime, etherial spirit, peculiar only to him. We are continually astonįshed and delighted at his never-failing abundance of sentiments and imagery—at that majestic stream and swell of thoughts, with whieh his mind

always flows. He was a man essentially great; and whoever wishes to form his language to a lofty and noble style-his character to & fervid sincerity of soul, will read the works of Milton.


EARL of Clarendon and lord high chancellor of England, descended from an ancient family in Cheshire, was born at Dinton near Hindon, in Wiltshire, in 1608. He entered at Magdalene Hall, Oxford, in 1622, being only fourteen years old, and proceeded bachelor of arts in 1625 ; soon after which, he removed to the Middle Temple, and was subsequently called to the bar.

In the short parliament held at Westminster, April 10, 1640, he was elected member for Wotton-Basset in Wiltshire; and in the long parliament was member for Saltash in Cornwall. In 1642, he was made chancellor of the exchequer, and at the same time knighted, and sworn of the privy council. In these offices, he was continued by Charles II. He became lord high chancellor in 1657.

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