Front Page Titles (by Subject) XVII.: To Ezechiel Spanheim, of Geneva. - The Prose Works of John Milton, vol. 2
XVII.: To Ezechiel Spanheim, of Geneva. - John Milton, The Prose Works of John Milton, vol. 2 
The Prose Works of John Milton, With a Biographical Introduction by Rufus Wilmot Griswold. In Two Volumes (Philadelphia: John W. Moore, 1847). Vol. 2.
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- A Defence of the People of England, In Answer to Salmasius’s Defence of the King. *
- A Treatise of Civil Power In Ecclesiastical Causes; Showing That It Is Not Lawful For Any Power On Earth to Compel In Matters of Religion.
- Considerations Touching the Likeliest Means to Remove Hirelings Out of the Church. Wherein Is Also Discoursed of Tithes, Church-fees, and Church-revenues; and Whether Any Maintenance of Ministers Can Be Settled By Law.
- A Letter to a Friend Concerning the Ruptures of the Commonwealth.
- The Present Means and Brief Delineation of a Free Commonwealth, Easy to Be Put In Practice, and Without Delay.
- The Ready and Easy Way to Establish a Free Commonwealth, and the Excellence Thereof, Compared With the Inconveniencies and Dangers of Readmitting Kingship In This Nation.
- Brief Notes Upon a Late Sermon, Titled, the Fear of God and the King.
- The History of Britain, That Part Especially Now Called England, From the First Traditional Beginning, Continued to the Norman Conquest:—collected Out of the Ancientest and Best Authors Thereof.
- The First Book.
- The Second Book.
- The Third Book.
- The Fourth Book.
- The Fifth Book.
- The Sixth Book.
- Of True Religion, Heresy, Schism, Toleration; and What Best Means May Be Used Against the Growth of Popery.
- A Brief History of Moscovia, and of Other Less Known Countries Lying Eastward of Russia As Far As Cathay.
- The Preface.
- Moscovia: Or, Relations of Moscovia, As Far As Hath Been Discovered By English Voyages; Gathered From the Writings of Several Eye-witnesses: and the Other Less Known Countries Lying Eastward of Russia As Far As Cathay, Lately Discovered At Several Time
- Chapter I.: A Brief Description.
- Chapter II.: Of Samoëdia, Siberia, and Other Countries North-east, Subject to the Muscovites.
- Chapter III.: Of Tingoësia, and the Countries Adjoining Eastward, As Far As Cathay.
- Chapter IV.: The Succession of Moscovia Dukes and Emperors, Taken Out of Their Chroniles By a Polac, With Some Later Additions. †
- Chapter V.: The First Discovery of Russia By the North-east, 1553, With the English Embassies, and Entertainments At That Court, Until the Year 1604.
- A Declaration of Letters Patents, For the Election of This Present King of Poland, John the Third, Elected On the 22d of May Last Past, A. D. 1674.
- Letters of State to Most of the Sovereign Princes and Republics of Europe, During the Administration of the Commonwealth and the Protectors Oliver and Richard Cromwell.
- Letters Written In the Name of the Parliament.
- Letters Written In the Name of Oliver the Protector.
- Letters Written In the Name of Richard, Protector.
- A Manifesto of the Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, Ireland, &c.
- The Second Defence of the People of England, Against an Anonymous Libel Entitled “the Royal Blood Crying to Heaven For Vengeance On the English Parricides.”
- Familiar Epistles, Translated From the Latin, By Robert Fellowes, A. M. Oxon.
- I.: To His Tutor Thomas Jure.
- II.: To Alexander Gill.
- III.: To the Same.
- IV.: To Thomas Jure.
- V.: To Alexander Gill.
- VI.: To Carolo Deodati.
- VII.: To the Same.
- VIII.: To Beneditto Bonomattai, a Florentine.
- IX.: To Luke Holstein, In the Vatican At Rome.
- X.: To Carolo Deodati, a Florentine Noble.
- XI.: To Hermann Milles, Secretary to the Count of Oldenburgh.
- XII.: To the Renowned Leonard Philara, the Athenian.
- XIII.: To Richard Heth.
- XIV.: To Henry Oldenburgh, Aulic Counsellor to the Senate of Bremen.
- XV.: To Leonard Philara, the Athenian.
- XVI.: To Leo of Aizema.
- XVII.: To Ezechiel Spanheim, of Geneva.
- XVIII.: To Henry Oldenburgh, Aulic Counsellor to the Senate of Bremen.
- XIX.: To the Noble Youth, Richard Jones.
- XX.: To the Accomplished Youth Peter Heinbach.
- XXI.: To the Accomplished Emeric Bigot.
- XXII.: To the Noble Youth Richard Jones.
- XXIII.: To the Illustrious Lord Henry De Bras.
- XXIV.: To Henry Oldenburgh.
- XXV.: To the Noble Youth Richard Jones.
- XXVI.: To the Illustrious Lord Henry De Bras.
- XXVII.: To the Accomplished Peter Heinbach.
- XXVIII.: To John Badiaus, Minister of the Church of Orange.
- XXIX.: To Henry Oldenburgh.
- XXX.: To the Noble Youth Richard Jones.
- XXXI.: To the Accomplished Peter Heinbach, Counsellor to the Elector of Brandenburg.
ToEzechiel Spanheim,of Geneva.
I know not how it happened that your letters were not delivered to me for three months after they were written. I hope that mine will have a more expeditious conveyance: for, owing to various engagements, I have put off writing from day to day till I perceive that almost another three months have elapsed. But I would not wish you to suppose that my regard for you has experienced any diminution; but that it has rather increased in proportion as I have more frequently thought of discharging this epistolary debt. The tardy performance of this duty seems to admit of this excuse, that when it is performed after so long a lapse of time it is only a more clear confession that it was due. You are quite right in the supposition that I shall not be surprised at receiving the salutations of a foreigner, and you may be assured that it is my maxim, to consider and to treat no good man as a stranger; that you are such I am well persuaded, both because you are the son of a father highly celebrated for his erudition and his piety; and because all good men think you good; and lastly, because you hate the bad. With such persons since it has also been my lot to be at war, Calandrinus very obligingly signified to you, that it would be highly grateful to me if you would lend me your assistance against our common enemy. That you have kindly done in your present letter, of which I have taken the liberty, without mentioning the author’s name, to insert a part in my Defence. This work I will send you as soon as possible after the publication; in the mean time do you direct your letters to me under cover to Turettin a Genoese, living at London, and through whom we may conveniently carry on our correspondence. Be assured that you rank high in my esteem, and that I wish for nothing more than your regard.
Westminster, March 24, 1654.