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1674, Declaration of the Poles,
into English, 1694. .
with a preface by Thomson, 8vo. '
The dates of the original editions of
Milton's Poetical Works.
1667, Paradise Lost, in ten books.
address to the reader, from
1669, The listes" į itines is Bades , and wroizo. -
1669, The fame, without the address. X 1672, The fame, in twelve books. a mistake. 1674, Paradise Lost, in twelve books,
2d edit. 8vo.
1678, The same. the 3d Editiere -
cation, written above twenty
years since, 8vo.
Glasgow, illustrated with notes
that the whole poem had not been published in the same manner.
All the above editions in Quarto, except
those marked otherwise.
TO MASTER SAMUEL HARTLIB.
T A M long since perswaded, that to
say, or doe ought worth memory, and imitation, no purpose or respect should sooner move us, then simply the love of God, and of mankinde. Neverthelesfe to write now the reforming of Education, though it be one of the greatest and noblest designes, that can be thought on, and for the want whereof this nation perishes, I had not yet at this time been induc't, but by your earnest entreaties, and serious conjurements; as
having my minde for the present halfe diverted in the persuance of fame other assertions, the knowledge and the use of which, cannot but be a great furtherance both to the enlargement of truth and honest living, with much more peace. Nor should the lawes of any private friendship have prevail d with me to divide thus, or transpose my former thoughts, but that I see those aims, those actions which have won you with me the esteem of a person sent hither by some good providence from a farre country to be the occasion and the incitement of great good to this Iland. And, as I hear, you have obtain'd the fame repute with men of most approved wisdom, and some of highest authority