The Poetical Works of John Milton (Classic Reprint)
Fb&c Limited, 21.02.2017 - 880 Seiten
Excerpt from The Poetical Works of John Milton
To endeavour to remedy that which has been well denominated by the first literary authority in England, a disgraceful defect in literature the want of such an edition, as, he fiatters himself, the present will be found - to restore milton's loftiest poem to its original purity; bringing it, by means of luminous critical and explanatory notes, within the comprehension of his humblest countrymen, and at a price which will enable all to become possessed of it - in fine, to do justice to the fame of the greatest epic poet of any age or country, by removing the prejudices which party zeal and hate had heaped on his memory -was pronounced a bold, if not an impracticable undertaking. That the publisher has been enabled to achieve all this, and bring the work to a triumphant close (although at an outlay which must, in the event of failure, have been ruinous), will ever be to him a source of the proudest gratulation. That he has done so, he has the collective testimony of the press, without a single exception, - of an already extensive and daily increasing circulation, - of many distinguished friends, Whose expressions of approbation, and still more substantial aid, he regrets he is not permitted to acknowledge more openly.
About the Publisher
Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com
This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.