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PARADISE LOST.

PO E M.

WITH THE

LIFE OF THE AUTHOR AND NOTES

BY

BISHOP NEWTON AND OTHERS.

VOL. I.

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PRINTED FROM THE TEXT OF TONSON'S CORRECT

EDITION OF 1711.

A NEW EDITION,

WITH

1

NOTES AND THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR,

IN THREE VOLUMES,

BY THOMAS NEWTON, D. D.

LATE LORD BISHOP OF BRISTOL,

AND OTHERS.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR THE PROPRIETORS,

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PREFACE

TO THE

POCKET EDITION,

WITH THE NOTES OF VARIOUS AUTHORS,

MILTON'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 exécution, 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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