1674, Epistolarum Familiarium Liber,

8vo. 1674, Declaration of the Poles. 1676, Letters of State, 12mo, translated

into English, 1694. 1682, The Historie of Moscovia, 8vo. 1738, The Areopagitica was published

with a preface by Thomson, 8vo. '

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The dates of the original editions of

Milton's Poetical Works.

1667, Paradise Lost, in ten books.
1668, The same.
1669, The same, with the argument and

address to the reader, from
S. Simons.

1669, The į lista Elit rots is Daren , and wyrai

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1669, The fame, without the address. X 1672, The same, in twelve books. a mistake. 1674, Paradise Lost, in twelve books,

2d edit. 8vo.
1675, The fame. a mistatie. -
1678, The same. the 3d Edition. -
1645, Poems, 12mo.
1673, Poems, with the Tractate on Edu-

cation, written above twenty

years since, 8vo. | 1671, Paradise Regained, and Samson

Agonistes, 8vo.
1680, The same.
1750, The first book of Paradise Lost,

Glasgow, illustrated with notes
and references to the antient
Poets. It is to be lamented,


that the whole poem had not been published in the same manner.

All the above editions in Quarto, except

those marked otherwise.





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having my minde for the present halfe diverted in the persuance of some 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 prevaild 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 obtaind the same repute with men of most approved wisdom, and some of highest authority


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