Front Page Titles (by Subject) Upon the Circumcision. - The Poetical Works of John Milton
Upon the Circumcision. - John Milton, The Poetical Works of John Milton 
The Poetical Works of John Milton, edited after the Original Texts by the Rev. H.C. Beeching M.A. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1900).
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- Miscellaneous Poems.
- On the Morning of Christs Nativity.
- The Hymn.
- A Paraphrase On Psalm 114.
- Psalm 136.
- The Passion.
- On Time.
- Upon the Circumcision.
- At a Solemn Musick.
- An Epitaph On the Marchioness of Winchester.
- Song On May Morning
- Another On the Same.
- Il Penseroso.
- A Maske Presented At Ludlow Castle, 1634: On Michaelmasse Night, Before the Right Honorable, Iohn Earle of Bridgewater, Vicount Brackly, Lord Præsident of Wales, and One of His Maiesties Most Honorable Privie Counsell.
- Poems Added In the 1673 Edition.
- Anno Aetatis 17. On the Death of a Fair Infant Dying of a Cough.
- Anno Aetatis 19. At a Vacation Exercise In the Colledge, Part Latin, Part English. the Latin Speeches Ended, the English Thus Began.
- The Fifth Ode of Horace. Lib. I.
- On the New Forcers of Conscience Under the Long Parliament.
- On the Lord Gen. Fairfax At the Seige of Colchester.
- To the Lord Generall Cromwell May 1652.
- To S R Henry Vane the Younger.
- To Mr. Cyriack Skinner Upon His Blindness.
- Psal. I. Done Into Verse, 1653.
- April, 1648. J. M. Nine of the Psalms Done Into Metre, Wherein All But What Is In a Different Character, Are the Very Words of the Text, Translated From the Original.
- Passages From Prose Writings.
- A Collection of Passages Translated In the Prose Writings.
- Joanni Miltoni
- Elegiarum Liber Primus.
- Sylvarum Liber.
- Paradise Lost.
- Book I.
- Book II.
- Book III.
- Book IV.
- Book V.
- Book VI.
- Book VII.
- Book VIII.
- Book IX.
- Book X.
- Book XI.
- Book XII.
- Paradise Regaind. a Poem.
- The First Book.
- The Second Book.
- The Third Book.
- The Fourth Book.
- Samson Agonistes, a Dramatic Poem.
- ( a ): Specimen of Milton’s Spelling, From the Cambridge Autograph Manuscript.
- ( B ): Note of a Few Readings In the Same Manuscript.
- ( C ) Erratum
Upon the Circumcision.
- Ye flaming Powers, and winged Warriours bright,
- That erst with Musick, and triumphant song
- First heard by happy watchful Shepherds ear,
- So sweetly sung your Joy the Clouds along
- Through the soft silence of the list’ning night;
- Now mourn, and if sad share with us to bear
- Your fiery essence can distill no tear,
- Burn in your sighs, and borrow
- Seas wept from our deep sorrow,
- He who with all Heav’ns heraldry whileare10
- Enter’d the world, now bleeds to give us ease;
- Alas, how soon our sin
- Sore doth begin
- His Infancy to sease!
- O more exceeding love or law more just?
- Just law indeed, but more exceeding love!
- For we by rightfull doom remediles
- Were lost in death, till he that dwelt above
- High thron’d in secret bliss, for us frail dust
- Emptied his glory, ev’n to nakedness;20
- And that great Cov’nant which we still transgress
- Intirely satisfi’d,
- And the full wrath beside
- Of vengeful Justice bore for our excess,
- And seals obedience first with wounding smart
- This day, but O ere long
- Huge pangs and strong
- Will pierce more neer his heart.