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PROSE WORKS

OF

MILTON.

EIKONOKLASTES.
DIVISIONS OF THE COMMONWEALTH.

DELINEATION OF A COMMONWEALTH.

MODE OF ESTABLISHING A COMMONWEALTH.

FAMILIAR LETTERS.

VOL. II. ✓

WITH

Entroductory Kemarks and Notes,

BY

J. A. ST. JOHN.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY THE PROPRIETOR;

AND PUBLISHED BY

J. HATCHARD AND SON, PICCADILLY;

OLIVER AND BOYD, EDINBURGH;

AND CUMMING, DUBLIN

1836.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY JOSEPH RICKERBY,

SHERBOURN LANE.

TENOX LIBRARA

NEW YORK

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Eikonoklastes.

Chap. II.- Execution of Strafford

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Clarendon's character of Strafford

51

Charles I.'s scruples to sign the death-warrant

53

The king's reasons

54

CHAP. III.-Upon the King's going to the House of Commons

59

His ruffianly attendants

60

He is urged on by the queen

61

Charles I.'s visit to the city

63

CHAP. IV.-Upon the Tumults, &c.

65

Tampering with the army

67

Ludicrous description of the riots

69

Socrates' opinion of seditions and their authors

70

Distinction between monarchy and tyranny

71

Belshazzar's palsy

72

Talus, the Iron Man

73

Demagogues-Clientship-Niebuhr

76

Twelve bishops sent to the Tower

77

CHAP. V.--The Bill for Triennial Parliaments

81

Sadleir's “ Rights of the Kingdom”

82

Coronation oath-“Modi of Parliament"

87

Profaneness of Charles I.

89

CHAP. VI.--King's Retirement from Westminster

91

Charles I.'s poetry

91

Deposition of Richard II. menaced for non-compliance with par-

liament's wishes

94

Charles I. sets up his own judgment against that of the parliament 95

Pretends to decide respecting the will of God

97

Clarendon, and the courtiers of Charles II.

98

Bounty of despots

99

Pretended felicity of England

102

When kings become reconciled to philosophy

103

Perjury reduced to an art among despots

104

CHAP. VII.-On the Queen's Departure

110

Lamentable mistake of the queen's character

110

Her hypocrisy and wickedness--anecdotes

111

CHAP. VIII.-Fate of the Hothams

114

Pawning of the crown jewels

114

Charles goes to Hull

115

Hotham proclaimed a traitor

116

Clarendon's history of the king's repulse

116

Cant and hypocrisy of the Eikon Basilike

118

Charles's affectation of sorrow for the Hothams

Cause of the Hothams' deserting the parliament

121

Indecent exultation of the Eikon Basilike

Charles I. impiously called the Father of his Country

123

Warburton's opinion of Charles I.'s character

125

Blasphemy of the Eikon Basilikè

127

CHAP. IX.-Upon the raising of Armies

Pretended fear of God

129

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Eikonoklastes.

Expedition to Cadiz

Laughable Epigram

Assasination of Buckingham

Court sermon

Poisoning of James I.

Stratford compared to Catiline

Persecution of the Puritans

The unlording of Bishops

Causes of the civil war
CHAP. X.-On the Seizing of the Forts

Liberation of Greece-Passive obedience
Application for foreign troops
Engraved diamond seal of Charles I.
Prayers and tears converted into artillery

Power of the militia
CHAP. XI.--The Nineteen Propositions

Revenues of England
Completeness of a Commonwealth
King's conscience
Petitio consulatus
Kingcraft of James I.
Religion of James I.
Nimrod the first hunter after faction

Pharisaical hypocrisy
CHAP. XII.- On the Rebellion in Ireland

Leaning of Charles I. towards the papists
Queen's pilgrimage to Tyburn
Charles I.'s children educated papists
Irish Rebels pretend authority from the king
Common-prayer Book wars-Anecdote
War for copes and surplices

Gibbon's opinion of royalty
CHAP. XIII.-On calling in the Scots

Breed of kings and Tutbury horses
Preeminence of education and virtue
Engraving a bloody rubric with the sword

Christian liberty
CHAP. XIV.-On the Covenant

Every man his own pope

CHAP. XV.--Jealousies and Scandals

Flattery of tyrants

Listening to evil counsellors

Superstition of the remora
CHAP. XVI.-The Common-Prayer Book

The servile yoke of liturgy
English mass-book

Arian and Pelagian heresies

CHAP. XVII.--Church Government

Tyrants enemies of the church

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