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Political Diplomacy, Personal Conviction, and the Fraught Nature of Milton’s Letters of State

Edward Jones

in Scholarly Milton

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781942954811
eISBN:
9781789623178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954811.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Discusses the considerable challenges facing the editors of the letters of state for the Clarendon Complete Works. These include the difficulty of ascertaining the degree of Milton’s authorship of ... More


Afterword: Justice in the Columbia Manuscript

Alison A. Chapman

in Courts, Jurisdictions, and Law in John Milton and His Contemporaries

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226729152
eISBN:
9780226729329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226729329.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter turns from a direct examination of Milton’s works and looks instead at the textual company they keep in one seventeenth-century manuscript miscellany. The "Columbia Manuscript" is ... More


Milton and the Restoration Literae

Nicholas von Maltzahn

in Milton in the Long Restoration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198769774
eISBN:
9780191822605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769774.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The great poems Milton published in the Restoration have long been scrutinized for evidence of Milton’s politics, but other works he published between 1667 and his death in 1674 can be at least as ... More


Miltonic Texts and European Politics, 1674–1682

Jason Peacey

in Milton in the Long Restoration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198769774
eISBN:
9780191822605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769774.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter addresses the afterlives of Miltonic texts, most obviously the ‘state letters’ that were prepared during the 1650s, by assessing their translation, re-publication, and polemical ... More


What Does God Require of Us?: Micah 6:8 in the Literature of the American Founding

Daniel L. Dreisbach

in Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199987931
eISBN:
9780190624286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987931.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The political discourse of the American founding includes many references to Micah 6:8. In this prophetic text, God instructed the auditor “to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with ... More


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