ANSWER TO A BOOK ENTITLED, ΕΙΚΩΝ ΒΑΣΙΛΙΚΗ,
THE PORTRAITURE OF HIS MAJESTY IN HIS SOLITUDES AND SUFFERINGS.
The Prose Works of John Milton: With a Biographical Introduction
by Rufus Wilmot Griswold. In Two Volumes
(Philadelphia: John W. Moore, 1847).]
PUBLISHED FROM THE AUTHOR'S SECOND EDITION, PRINTED IN 1650 WITH MANY ENLARGEMENTS.
with a preface
BY RICHARD BARON,
SHOWING THE TRANSCENDENT EXCELLENCY OF MILTON'S PROSE WORKS,
to which is added,
AN ORIGINAL LETTER TO MILTON, NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED.
- Morpheus, on thy dewy wing
Such fair auspicious visions bring,
As sooth'd great Milton's injur'd age,
When in prophetic dreams he saw
The tribes unborn, with pious awe,
Imbibe each virtue from his heavenly page.
- Dr. Akenside.