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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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An Outline History of English Literature

William Henry Hudson - English literature - 1913 - 314 pages
...state of things at home. " While I was preparing to pass over into Sicily and Greece," he writes, " 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 my amusement abroad while my fellowcitizens were...
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Methods and Aims in the Study of Literature: A Series of Extracts and ...

Lane Cooper - Literature - 1915 - 264 pages
...to the diffusion of knowledge and the preservation of friendship. . . . 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. ... By the favor of God, I got safe back to Florence, where I was received with as much affection...
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Of Reformation Touching Church-discipline in England

John Milton - Great Britain - 1916 - 338 pages
...shortened his tour, he tells us, on account of the troubles at home : '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 Making of Political Thought

Charles E. Tomlinson - Political science - 1925 - 102 pages
...demonstrated when he was in Italy. He intended going on to Sicily and Greece, but, as he wrote : " 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 fellowcitizens were...
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A Milton Handbook

James Holly Hanford - Aufsatzsammlung - 1926 - 304 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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A Critical History of English Literature: Shakespeare to Milton, Volume 2

David Daiches - 1979 - 304 pages
...Greece,"— to quote again from Milton's account in the Second Defence— "the melancholy intelligence 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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The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Italies of British Travellers : an Annotated ...

Manfred Pfister - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 572 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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The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Italies of British Travellers : an Annotated ...

Manfred Pfister - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 554 pages
...I had spoken with so little reserve on matters of religion. When I was preparing to pass over ii.to Sicily and Greece, the melancholy intelligence which...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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Selections from the Prose and Poetry of John Milton

John Milton - English literature - 1923 - 338 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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The Living Age ..., Volume 148

American periodicals - 1881
...the sole object of his life? In his " Defensio Secunda," he says : — 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 he travelling for amusement abroad while my fellow-citizens were...
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