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PARADISE LOST.

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POEM.

WITH THE

LIFE OF THE AUTHOR AND NOTES

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BISHOP NEWTON AND OTHERS.

VOL. I.

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POEM,

IN TWELVE BOOKS.
THE AUTHOR

JOHN MILTON.

PRINTED FROM THE TEXT OF Tonson's CORRECT

EDITION OF 1711.

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A NEW EDITION,

WITH

NOTES AND THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR,

IN THREE vOLUMES,

By THOMAS NEWTON, D. r>.

LATI LORD BISHOP OF BRISTOL,

AND OTHERS.

VOL. I.
LONDON:

PRINTED POR THE PROPRIETORS.

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PREFACE

POCKET EDITION,

HTTtf 7"i?£ NOTES OF VARIOUS AUTHORS.

MlLTON's Paradise Lost is an honour not only to his country but to human nature. Were it possible for this divine Poem to be brought under the contemplation of Angels, they would recognize the powers of some kindred being. The design of this poem, and the various subjects treated, or touched on, in its execution, are the grandest and most interesting that it is possible for man, even with the aid of divine revelation, to imagine or conceive. Time and Eternity,

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