APPENDIX. - 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
Specimen of Milton’s spelling, from the Cambridge autograph manuscript.
- set on a clock case
- Fly envious Time till thou run out thy race
- call on the lazie leaden-stepping howres
- whose speed is but the heavie plummets pace
- & glut thy selfe wth what thy womb devoures
- wch is no more then what is false & vaine
- & meerly mortall drosse
- so little is our losse
- so little is thy gaine
- for when as each thing bad thou hast entomb’d
- & last of all thy greedie selfe consum’d
- then long Æternity shall greet our blisse
- wth an individuall kisse
- and Joy shall overtake us as a flood
- when every thing yt is sincerely good
- & pfectly divine
- with Truth, & Peace, & Love shall ever shine
- about the supreme throne
- of him t’ whose happy-making sight alone
- when once our heav’nly-guided soule shall clime
- then all this earthie grossnesse quit
- attir’d wth starres wee shall for ever sit
- Triumphing over Death, & Chance, & thee O Time.
Note of a few readings in the same manuscript.
At a Solemn Musick.
line 6. content. Manuscript reads concent as does the Second Edition; so that content is probably a misprint.
line 22. hunderd. Milton’s own spelling here is hundred But in the Errata to Paradise Lost (i. 760) he corrects hundred to hunderd.
line 64. uncessant. Manuscript reads incessant, so that uncessant is probably a misprint; though that spelling is retained in the Second Edition.
line 82. perfet. So in A Maske, line 203. In both these places the manuscript has perfect, as elsewhere where the word occurs. In the Solemn Music, line 23, where the First Edition reads perfect, the second reads perfet.
lines 168, 169. Manuscript reads—
- but heere she comes I fairly step aside
- & hearken, if I may, her buisnesse heere.
line 474. sensualty. Manuscript also reads sensualtie, as the metre requires.
line 493. father. Manuscript reads father’s.
line 553. drowsie frighted. Manuscript reads drowsie flighted.
line 743. In the manuscript, which reads—
- If you let slip time like an neglected rose
a circle has been drawn round the an, but probably not by Milton.
Paradise Lost, vii. 451. Bentley’s emendation of soul for fowl should have been noted at the foot of the page. See Genesis i. 30 A. V. margin.
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