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" When I was preparing to pass over into Sicily and Greece, the melancholy intelligence which I received of the civil commotions in England made me alter my purpose; for I thought it base to be travelling for amusement abroad while my fellow-citizens were... "
The Prose Works of John Milton: With a Life of the Author - Page 403
by John Milton - 1806
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A Handbook of English Literature

William Hall Griffin - Authors, English - 1897 - 408 pages
...Leonora Baroni. But the disturbances at home abridged his wanderings. ' When I was preparing to pass over into Sicily and Greece, the melancholy intelligence...of the civil commotions in England made me alter my purpose; for I thought it base to be travelling for amusement abroad, while my fellow-citizens were...
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The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature: A Biographical and ..., Volume 17

John Clark Ridpath - Literature - 1903
...women. The narrative thus concludes: MILTON'S RETURN FROM ITALY TO ENGLAND. When I was preparing to pass over into Sicily and Greece, the melancholy intelligence...of the civil commotions in England made me alter my purpose, for I thought it to be base to be travelling for amusement abroad while my fellow-citizens...
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An Introduction to the Prose and Poetical Works of John Milton

John Milton - English poetry - 1899 - 346 pages
...doing, because I had spoken with so little reserve on matters of religion. When I was preparing to pass over into Sicily and Greece, the melancholy intelligence...of the civil commotions in England made me alter my purpose; for I thought it base to be travelling for amusement abroad, while my fellow-citizens were...
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An Introduction to the Prose and Poetical Works of John Milton

John Milton - English poetry - 1899 - 303 pages
...doing, because I had spoken with so little reserve on matters of religion. When I was preparing to pass over into Sicily and Greece, the melancholy intelligence...of the civil commotions in England made me alter my purpose ; for I thought it base to be travelling for amusement abroad, while my fellow-citizens were...
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Macaulay's Essay on Milton

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - Poets, English - 1899 - 114 pages
...the end of the eighth chapter of Romans. II. 16, 17. on the eve of great events, &c. In 1639, when "the melancholy intelligence which I received of the civil commotions in England made me alter my purpose; for I thought it base to be travelling for amusement abroad while my fellow-citizens were...
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Outline History of English and American Literature: For Use in Colleges and ...

Charles Frederick Johnson - American literature - 1900 - 564 pages
...insured him a welcome. He intended to go to Greece by the way of Sicily, but as he said afterward, " The melancholy intelligence which I received of the civil commotions in England made me alter my purpose ; for I thought it base to be traveling for amusement, while my fellow citizens were fighting...
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A first sketch of English literature. With suppl. to the end of queen ...

Henry Morley - 1912
...Sicily to Greece when, as he wrote afterwards in his " Second Defence of the People of England," " the melancholy intelligence which I received of the civil commotions in England made me alter my purpose; for I thought it base to be travelling for amusement abroad while my fellow-citizens were...
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Milton

Samuel Johnson - 1907 - 182 pages
...and one in verse by Covvper (Poetical Works, Globe ed., p. 455). 1. 26. 'When I was preparing to pass over into Sicily and Greece, the melancholy intelligence which I received of thai civil commotions in England made me alter my purpose ; for! I thought it base to be travelling...
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Milton & His Poetry

William Henry Hudson - 1912 - 198 pages
...was suddenly checked. ' ' When I was preparing to pass over into Sicily and Greece," he tells us, " the melancholy intelligence which I received of the civil commotions in England made me alter my purpose ; for I thought it base to be travelling for amusement abroad while my fellow-citizens were...
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In Memoriam, Charles Joseph Little: Born September 21, 1840, Died March 11, 1911

Charles Joseph Little - Methodism - 1912 - 305 pages
...sought in Italy, and would have sought in Greece. But " the melancholy intelligence," he tells us, " which I received of the civil commotions in England made me alter my purpose ; for I thought it base to be traveling for amusement abroad while my fellow-citizens were...
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