The Life of John Milton Volume 3 1643-1649 Narrated in Connexion with the Political, Ecclesiastical, and Literary History of His Time
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The Life of John Milton Volume 3 1643-1649 Narrated in Connexion with the Political, Ecclesiastical, and Literary History of His Time

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  • THE LIFE OF JOHN MILTON: NARRATED IN CONNEXION WITH THE POLITICAL, ECCLESIASTICAL, AND LITERARY HISTORY OF HIS TIME. VOL. III. 1643-1649.
  • CONTENTS.
    • BOOK I.
      • BOOK II.
      • BOOK III.
      • BOOK IV.
    • BOOK II.
    • BOOK III.
    • BOOK IV.
  • BOOK I.
  • CHAPTER I
    • FIRST BUSINESS OF THE ASSEMBLY: REVISION OF THE ARTICLES.
      • THE SOLEMN LEAGUE AND COVENANT: SCOTTISH COMMISSIONERS TO THE ASSEMBLY.
      • DIVINES.
      • LAY COMMISSIONERS.
      • DEBATES IN THE ASSEMBLY: PRESBYTERIANISM AND INDEPENDENCY: THE APOLOGETIC NARRATION OF THE INDEPENDENTS.
      • PROCEEDINGS OF PARLIAMENT TO FEB. 1643-4: STATE OF THE WAR: THE SCOTTISH AUXILIARY ARMY.
    • THE SOLEMN LEAGUE AND COVENANT: SCOTTISH COMMISSIONERS TO THE ASSEMBLY.
    • DIVINES.
    • LAY COMMISSIONERS.
    • DEBATES IN THE ASSEMBLY: PRESBYTERIANISM AND INDEPENDENCY: THE APOLOGETIC NARRATION OF THE INDEPENDENTS.
    • PROCEEDINGS OF PARLIAMENT TO FEB. 1643-4: STATE OF THE WAR: THE SCOTTISH AUXILIARY ARMY.
  • CHAPTER II.
  • BOOK II.
  • CHAPTER I.
    • VISITATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE: BATTLE OF MARSTON MOOR.
      • THE PRINCIPLE OF TOLERATION: STATE OF THE TOLERATION CONTROVERSY IN 1644.
      • RESUMPTION OF PROCEEDINGS BY THE WESTMINSTER ASSEMBLY: DENUNCIATION OF PICKED SECTARIES AND HERETICS.
      • CROMWELL'S INTERFERENCE FOR TOLERATION: ACCOMMODATION ORDER OF PARLIAMENT.
      • PROGRESS OF THE ASSEMBLY'S MAIN WORK: PRESBYTERIAN SETTLEMENT VOTED BY PARLIAMENT.
      • STATE OF THE WAR: SELF-DENYING ORDINANCE AND NEW MODEL.
      • PARLIAMENTARY VENGEANCES: DEATH OF LAUD.
    • THE PRINCIPLE OF TOLERATION: STATE OF THE TOLERATION CONTROVERSY IN 1644.
    • RESUMPTION OF PROCEEDINGS BY THE WESTMINSTER ASSEMBLY: DENUNCIATION OF PICKED SECTARIES AND HERETICS.
    • CROMWELL'S INTERFERENCE FOR TOLERATION: ACCOMMODATION ORDER OF PARLIAMENT.
    • PROGRESS OF THE ASSEMBLY'S MAIN WORK: PRESBYTERIAN SETTLEMENT VOTED BY PARLIAMENT.
    • STATE OF THE WAR: SELF-DENYING ORDINANCE AND NEW MODEL.
    • PARLIAMENTARY VENGEANCES: DEATH OF LAUD.
  • CHAPTER II.
    • STORY OF MRS. ATTAWAY.
      • SAMUEL HARTLIB: JOHN DURIE: JOHN AMOS COMENIUS, AND HIS SPECULATIONS ABOUT A REFORMED EDUCATION—PROJECT OF A LONDON UNIVERSITY.
      • MILTON'S TRACT ON EDUCATION: HIS METHOD WITH HIS PUPILS.
      • MR. HERBERT PALMER'S ATTACK ON MILTON FROM THE PULPIT.
      • THE STATIONERS' COMPANY AND ENGLISH BOOK-CENSORSHIP: THE PRINTING ORDINANCE OF JUNE 1643: MILTON COMPLAINED OF TO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS FOR BREACH OF THE SAME.
      • THE AREOPAGITICA; A SPEECH FOR THE LIBERTY OF UNLICENSED PRINTING.
      • BEING RELIGIOUS BY DEPUTY: OR THE USE OF A POPULAR LONDON CLERGYMAN.
      • SECOND PROSECUTION OF MILTON BY THE STATIONERS' COMPANY: CONDUCT OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS IN THE CASE.
      • THE DIVORCE CONTROVERSY CONTINUED: HERBERT PALMER'S SERMON PUBLISHED: OTHER ATTACKS ON MILTON.
      • TETRACHORDON.
      • TETRACHORDON:
      • COLASTERION.
    • SAMUEL HARTLIB: JOHN DURIE: JOHN AMOS COMENIUS, AND HIS SPECULATIONS ABOUT A REFORMED EDUCATION—PROJECT OF A LONDON UNIVERSITY.
    • MILTON'S TRACT ON EDUCATION: HIS METHOD WITH HIS PUPILS.
    • MR. HERBERT PALMER'S ATTACK ON MILTON FROM THE PULPIT.
    • THE STATIONERS' COMPANY AND ENGLISH BOOK-CENSORSHIP: THE PRINTING ORDINANCE OF JUNE 1643: MILTON COMPLAINED OF TO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS FOR BREACH OF THE SAME.
    • THE AREOPAGITICA; A SPEECH FOR THE LIBERTY OF UNLICENSED PRINTING.
    • BEING RELIGIOUS BY DEPUTY: OR THE USE OF A POPULAR LONDON CLERGYMAN.
    • SECOND PROSECUTION OF MILTON BY THE STATIONERS' COMPANY: CONDUCT OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS IN THE CASE.
    • THE DIVORCE CONTROVERSY CONTINUED: HERBERT PALMER'S SERMON PUBLISHED: OTHER ATTACKS ON MILTON.
    • TETRACHORDON.
    • TETRACHORDON:
    • COLASTERION.
  • BOOK III.
  • CHAPTER I.
    • COMPOSITION OF THE NEW MODEL, AND VIEW OF THE WORK LYING BEFORE IT.
      • FIRST ACTIONS OF THE NEW MODEL.
      • CROMWELL RETAINED IN COMMAND: BATTLE OF NASEBY: OTHER SUCCESSES OF THE NEW MODEL.
      • POOR PERFORMANCE OF THE SCOTTISH AUXILIARY ARMY.
      • THE EPISODE OF MONTROSE IN SCOTLAND.
      • FAG-END OF THE WAR IN ENGLAND: FLIGHT OF THE KING TO THE SCOTS.
      • FALLEN AND RISEN STARS.
    • FIRST ACTIONS OF THE NEW MODEL.
    • CROMWELL RETAINED IN COMMAND: BATTLE OF NASEBY: OTHER SUCCESSES OF THE NEW MODEL.
    • POOR PERFORMANCE OF THE SCOTTISH AUXILIARY ARMY.
    • THE EPISODE OF MONTROSE IN SCOTLAND.
    • FAG-END OF THE WAR IN ENGLAND: FLIGHT OF THE KING TO THE SCOTS.
    • FALLEN AND RISEN STARS.
  • CHAPTER II.
    • THE TWO CONTINUED CHURCH CONTROVERSIES.
      • INDEPENDENCY AND SECTARIANISM IN THE NEW MODEL: TOLERATION CONTROVERSY CONTINUED: CROMWELL'S PART IN IT: LILBURNE AND OTHER PAMPHLETEERS: SION COLLEGE AND THE CORPORATION OF LONDON: SUCCESS OF THE PRESBYTERIANS IN PARLIAMENT.
      • PRESBYTERIAN FRAME OF CHURCH-GOVERNMENT COMPLETED: DETAILS OF THE ARRANGEMENT.
      • THE RECRUITING OF THE COMMONS; EMINENT RECRUITERS.
      • EFFECTS OF THE RECRUITING: ALLIANCE OF INDEPENDENCY AND ERASTIANISM: CHECK GIVEN TO THE PRESBYTERIANS: WESTMINSTER ASSEMBLY REBUKED.
      • NEGOTIATIONS ROUND THE KING—AT NEWCASTLE: THREATENED RUPTURE BETWEEN THE SCOTS AND THE ENGLISH: ARGYLE'S VISIT TO LONDON.
      • PARLIAMENT AND THE WESTMINSTER ASSEMBLY RECONCILED: PRESBYTERIANIZING OF LONDON AND LANCASHIRE.
      • DEATH OF ALEXANDER HENDERSON.
    • INDEPENDENCY AND SECTARIANISM IN THE NEW MODEL: TOLERATION CONTROVERSY CONTINUED: CROMWELL'S PART IN IT: LILBURNE AND OTHER PAMPHLETEERS: SION COLLEGE AND THE CORPORATION OF LONDON: SUCCESS OF THE PRESBYTERIANS IN PARLIAMENT.
    • PRESBYTERIAN FRAME OF CHURCH-GOVERNMENT COMPLETED: DETAILS OF THE ARRANGEMENT.
    • THE RECRUITING OF THE COMMONS; EMINENT RECRUITERS.
    • EFFECTS OF THE RECRUITING: ALLIANCE OF INDEPENDENCY AND ERASTIANISM: CHECK GIVEN TO THE PRESBYTERIANS: WESTMINSTER ASSEMBLY REBUKED.
    • NEGOTIATIONS ROUND THE KING—AT NEWCASTLE: THREATENED RUPTURE BETWEEN THE SCOTS AND THE ENGLISH: ARGYLE'S VISIT TO LONDON.
    • PARLIAMENT AND THE WESTMINSTER ASSEMBLY RECONCILED: PRESBYTERIANIZING OF LONDON AND LANCASHIRE.
    • DEATH OF ALEXANDER HENDERSON.
  • CHAPTER III.
    • INTENTION OF ANOTHER MARRIAGE: HIS WIFE'S RETURN AND RECONCILIATION WITH HIM.
      • REMOVAL FROM ALDERSGATE STREET TO BARBICAN.
      • FIRST EDITION OF MILTON'S COLLECTED POEMS: HUMPHREY MOSELEY THE BOOKSELLER.
      • TWO DIVORCE SONNETS, AND SONNET TO HENRY LAWES.
      • CONTINUED PRESBYTERIAN ATTACKS ON MILTON: HIS ANTI-PRESBYTERIAN SONNET OF REPLY.
      • SURRENDER OF OXFORD: CONDITION OF THE POWELL FAMILY.
      • THE POWELLS IN LONDON: MORE FAMILY PERPLEXITIES: BIRTH OF MILTON'S FIRST CHILD.
    • REMOVAL FROM ALDERSGATE STREET TO BARBICAN.
    • FIRST EDITION OF MILTON'S COLLECTED POEMS: HUMPHREY MOSELEY THE BOOKSELLER.
    • TWO DIVORCE SONNETS, AND SONNET TO HENRY LAWES.
    • CONTINUED PRESBYTERIAN ATTACKS ON MILTON: HIS ANTI-PRESBYTERIAN SONNET OF REPLY.
    • SURRENDER OF OXFORD: CONDITION OF THE POWELL FAMILY.
    • THE POWELLS IN LONDON: MORE FAMILY PERPLEXITIES: BIRTH OF MILTON'S FIRST CHILD.
  • BOOK IV.
  • CHAPTER I.
    • FIRST STAGE OF THE CAPTIVITY: STILL WITH THE SCOTS AT NEWCASTLE: AUG. 1646—JAN. 1646-7.
      • SECOND STAGE OF THE CAPTIVITY: AT HOLMBY HOUSE: FEB. 1646-7—JUNE 1647.
      • THIRD STAGE OF THE CAPTIVITY: THE KING WITH THE ARMY, JUNE-NOV. 1647.
      • FOURTH STAGE OF THE CAPTIVITY: IN THE ISLE OF WIGHT: NOV. 1647-NOV. 1648.
    • SECOND STAGE OF THE CAPTIVITY: AT HOLMBY HOUSE: FEB. 1646-7—JUNE 1647.
    • THIRD STAGE OF THE CAPTIVITY: THE KING WITH THE ARMY, JUNE-NOV. 1647.
    • FOURTH STAGE OF THE CAPTIVITY: IN THE ISLE OF WIGHT: NOV. 1647-NOV. 1648.
  • CHAPTER II.
    • PROBLEMS IN THE BARBICAN HOUSEHOLD: CHRISTOPHER MILTON'S COMPOSITION SUIT: MR. POWELL'S COMPOSITION SUIT: DEATH OF MR. POWELL: HIS WILL: DEATH OF MILTON'S FATHER
      • SONNET XIV, AND ODE TO JOHN ROUS.
      • ITALIAN REMINISCENCES: LOST LETTERS FROM CARLO DATI OF FLORENCE: MILTON'S REPLY TO THE LAST OF THEM.
      • PEDAGOGY IN THE BARBICAN: LIST OF MILTON'S KNOWN PUPILS: LADY RANELAGH.
      • EDUCATIONAL REFORM STILL A QUESTION: HARTLIB AGAIN: THE INVISIBLE COLLEGE: YOUNG ROBERT BOYLE AND WILLIAM PETTY.
      • REMOVAL FROM BARBICAN TO HIGH HOLBORN.
      • MEDITATIONS AND OCCUPATIONS IN THE HOUSE IN HIGH HOLBORN: MILTON'S SYMPATHIES WITH THE ARMY CHIEFS AND THE EXPECTANT REPUBLICANS.
      • STILL UNDER THE BAN OF THE PRESBYTERIANS: TESTIMONY OF THE LONDON MINISTERS AGAINST HERESIES AND BLASPHEMIES: MILTON IN THE BLACK LIST.
      • ANOTHER LETTER FROM CARLO DATI: TRANSLATION OF NINE PSALMS FROM THE HEBREW.
      • MILTON THROUGH THE SECOND CIVIL WAR: HIS PERSONAL INTEREST IN IT, AND DELIGHT IN THE ARMY'S TRIUMPH: HIS SONNET TO FAIRFAX.
      • BIRTH OF MILTON'S SECOND CHILD: ANOTHER LETTER FROM CARLO DATI.
    • SONNET XIV, AND ODE TO JOHN ROUS.
    • ITALIAN REMINISCENCES: LOST LETTERS FROM CARLO DATI OF FLORENCE: MILTON'S REPLY TO THE LAST OF THEM.
    • PEDAGOGY IN THE BARBICAN: LIST OF MILTON'S KNOWN PUPILS: LADY RANELAGH.
    • EDUCATIONAL REFORM STILL A QUESTION: HARTLIB AGAIN: THE INVISIBLE COLLEGE: YOUNG ROBERT BOYLE AND WILLIAM PETTY.
    • REMOVAL FROM BARBICAN TO HIGH HOLBORN.
    • MEDITATIONS AND OCCUPATIONS IN THE HOUSE IN HIGH HOLBORN: MILTON'S SYMPATHIES WITH THE ARMY CHIEFS AND THE EXPECTANT REPUBLICANS.
    • STILL UNDER THE BAN OF THE PRESBYTERIANS: TESTIMONY OF THE LONDON MINISTERS AGAINST HERESIES AND BLASPHEMIES: MILTON IN THE BLACK LIST.
    • ANOTHER LETTER FROM CARLO DATI: TRANSLATION OF NINE PSALMS FROM THE HEBREW.
    • MILTON THROUGH THE SECOND CIVIL WAR: HIS PERSONAL INTEREST IN IT, AND DELIGHT IN THE ARMY'S TRIUMPH: HIS SONNET TO FAIRFAX.
    • BIRTH OF MILTON'S SECOND CHILD: ANOTHER LETTER FROM CARLO DATI.
  • CHAPTER III.
    • THE TWO HOUSES IN THE GRASP OF THE ARMY: THEIR FINAL EFFORTS FOR THE KING: PRIDE'S PURGE AND ITS CONSEQUENCES.
      • THE KING BROUGHT FROM HURST CASTLE TO WINDSOR: ORDINANCE FOR HIS TRIAL PASSED BY THE COMMONS ALONE: CONSTITUTION OF THE COURT.
      • THE TRIAL IN WESTMINSTER HALL: INCIDENTS OF THE SEVEN SUCCESSIVE DAYS: THE SENTENCE.
      • LAST THREE DAYS OF CHARLES'S LIFE: HIS EXECUTION AND BURIAL.
    • THE KING BROUGHT FROM HURST CASTLE TO WINDSOR: ORDINANCE FOR HIS TRIAL PASSED BY THE COMMONS ALONE: CONSTITUTION OF THE COURT.
    • THE TRIAL IN WESTMINSTER HALL: INCIDENTS OF THE SEVEN SUCCESSIVE DAYS: THE SENTENCE.
    • LAST THREE DAYS OF CHARLES'S LIFE: HIS EXECUTION AND BURIAL.
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