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VI. AIDS TO THE STUDY OF MILTON.
Only a few of the more prominent books on Milton can here be mentioned.
Brooke, Milton, Classical Writers Series. (Appleton.)
The Lives by Brooke, Pattison, and Garnett are cheap and. excellent. That by Garnett contains an extensive bibliography. Johnson's has chiefly an historical interest. Masson's is the authoritative work; notwithstanding the somewhat unfavorable review by Lowell, it is indispensable to the scholar, though too diffuse and circumstantial for ordinary use.
Poetical Works, edited by Masson. (Macmillan.)
The Globe edition of the poetry should be in the hands of every student, and the present work assumes that it is at least accessible to all. The other editions by Masson are each in three volumes, in two forms, at $5.00 and $10.00 respectively.
The Treasures from Milton's Prose may now be somewhat difficult to obtain. It is an interesting book, and no student of Milton can afford to be ignorant of so much of the author's prose as it contains. Morley's selections will answer, if the Treasures cannot be obtained.
Besides those from which extracts are made in the Introduction, Addison's Spectator papers (edited by Cook; Ginn & Co.) and Macaulay's essay may be read with advantage. References to many others will be found in the Bibliography appended to Garnett's Life.
Lock wood, Lexicon to the Poetical Works. In preparation.
Bradshaw, Concordance to the Poetical Works. (Macmillan.)
. 6. History of the Times.
Green, Short History of the English People.
Op Man's first disobedience, and the fruit
Brought death! into Ithe World, and all our woe,
Sing, Heavenly Muse, that, on the secret top yr
Of Oreb, or of Sinai, didst inspire %(^'
That shepherd who first taught the chosen seed
Delight thee more, and Siloa's brook that flowed
Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme's'