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" Neither do I think it shame to covenant with any knowing reader that for some few years yet I may go on trust with him toward the payment of what I am now indebted... "
Paradise Lost - Page 21
by John Milton - 1896 - 210 pages
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The Twentieth Century, Volume 17

English periodicals - 1885 - 1102 pages
...from the prose of Milton to illustrate his less exalted verse : for indeed this poem is at least ' a work not to be raised from the heat of youth, or the vapours of wine : like that which flows at waste from the pen of some vulgar amorist, or the trencher...
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John Milton: Introductions

John Broadbent - Literary Criticism - 1973 - 364 pages
...sour. In contrast to these nefarious modern practices Milton pledges himself to write a true poem : Neither do I think it shame to covenant with any knowing...work not to be raised from the heat of youth, or the vapours of wine, like that which flows at waste from the pen of some vulgar amorist, or the trencher...
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The Sacred Complex: On the Psychogenesis of Paradise Lost

William Kerrigan, John Milton - Literary Criticism - 1983 - 372 pages
...his life. "Neither doe I think it shame to covnant with any knowing reader, that for some few yeers yet I may go on trust with him toward the payment of what I am now indebted" (CP I, 820). Remaining beholden kept the energies of his "first being" intact. For who covenants with...
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Pretexts of Authority: The Rhetoric of Authorship in the Renaissance Preface

Kevin Dunn - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 230 pages
...future poetry: "Neither doe I think it shame to covnant with any knowing reader, that for some few yeers yet I may go on trust with him toward the payment of what I am now indebted" ( YM 1, 82o).18 The potential reader of Church-Government, however, Puritan or Anglican, would have...
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Creating States: Studies in the Performative Language of John Milton and ...

Angela Esterhammer - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 276 pages
...'eternall Spirit': Neither doe I think it shame to covnant with any knowing reader, that for some few yeers yet I may go on trust with him toward the payment of what I am now indebted ... till which in some measure be compast, at mine own peril and cost I refuse not to sustain this...
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John Milton: 1628-1731

John T. Shawcross - English poetry - 1995 - 292 pages
...flourish. Neither doe I think it shame to covnant with any knowing reader, that for some few yeers yet I may go on trust with him toward the payment...what I am now indebted, as being a work not to be rays'd from the heat of youth, or the vapours of wine, like that which flows at wast from the pen of...
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Writing the English Republic: Poetry, Rhetoric and Politics, 1627-1660

David Norbrook - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 532 pages
...and Renaissance Studies 22 ( 1992), 261-89. 'covnant with any knowing reader, that for some few yeers yet I may go on trust with him toward the payment of what I am now indebted' - that is, the poetry which has been interrupted by polemic (MPW, I, 820). Poems represents a preliminary...
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The Major Works

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 1012 pages
...prelaty, under whose inquisitorious and tyrannical duncery0 no free and splendid wit can flourish. Neither do I think it shame to covenant with any knowing...work not to be raised from the heat of youth or the vapours of wine, like that which flows at waste from the pen of some vulgar amorist, or the trencher...
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