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Φιλοσοφιαν δε ου την Στωικην λεγω, ουδε την Πλατωνικην, και την Επικουρείον
CLEM. ALEX. Strom. Lib. ).
PUBLISHED BY B. J. HOLDSWORTH, 18, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH.YARD,
SOLD ALSO BY JOHIN ANDERSON, JUNIOR, AND
AND R. M. TIMMS, DUBLIN.
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FOR JANUARY, 1826.
Art. I. 1. Joannis Miltoni Angli de Doctrina Christiana Libri duo
posthumi, quos ex Schedis Manuscriptis deprompsit, et Typis Mandari primus curavit Carolus Ricardus Sumner, A.M. Bibliothecæ
Regis Præfectus. 4to. 21. 108. Cantabrigia, 1825. 2. A Treatise on Christian Doctrine, compiled from the Holy Scrip
tures alone: By John Milton. Translated from the Original, by : Charles R. Sumner, M.A. Librarian and Historiographer to Hiş Majesty, and Prebendary of Canterbury. 4to. pp. xxxviii. 716. Price 21. 10s. London, 1825. WE
E have been anxious not to pronounce a hasty opinion
respecting a work, the announcement of which excited so intense an interest, and the contents of which, naturally enough, have given universal disappointment. We are free to confess, that, in common with the public at large, we enter. tained expectations which now seem to ourselves unreasonable, inasmuch as they were not warranted by what was previously known of the sentiments and literary character of the illustrious -Author. It is the prerogative of those master minds with whom he ranks, to awaken an enthusiasm that invests its object with ideal qualities, surrounding it
, as it were, with a halo of sacred and awful associations, and enshrining it in the most consecrated recesses of the fancy among the types of all that is great and glorious. Viewed in this mysterious light, every noble quality is brought out into strong relief, every failing is thrown into shadow, and the voice which issues from their sepulchre has all the authority of an oracle. Who, when he names the Poet of Paradise Lost, thinks of the Author of the Tetrachordon or the Antagonist of Salmasius? The Miltoñ of English literature, of English history, is the graceful and accomplished youth who, while gathering the flowers of classic fable beneath Italian skies, renounced all the seduc
at the call honourable to be lingering abroad, while his fellow citizens Vol. XXV. N.S.