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that tore Hell's concave. (i. 542.)
“this huge convex of fire.” (ii. 434.) 4. On Constructions.
Comment on or explain
since our present lot appears
5. On Metre.
Point out anything noteworthy in the rhythm of the following lines: i. 195; i. 159; i. 28; i. 82; i. 329; i. 38; ii. 207; ii.
626; ii. 4.
6. On the Action, Scene, and Characters of the poem.
The questions under 3 deal also with this subject
in a somewhat different way. a. What sort of names does Milton give the fallen
angels and for what reason ? 6. In what two-fold fashion do Sin and Death appear
in the poem ? C. What is the meaning of the names Satan and
Lucifer? What appropriateness have they to their
bearer ? d. What place have Chaos, Night, Orcus, Ades, Demo
gorgon in the poem ? e. State briefly the action of the poem. What place
in it is held by Books i. and ii,
7. On Milton's Poetic Manner. a. Give some examples of characteristic Miltonic
phrases. b. Give some examples of conventional epic diction. c. What are epic similes ? d. How does Milton use geographical names ? e. Quote and comment upon some particular descrip
tion as i. 589 foll.
8. On Milton's Life and Work in general. a. What different periods are to be noted in Milton's
life and what distinguishes them? b. Why did Milton write his prose pamphlets ? c. What is the main idea running through his great
poems? d. What was Milton's relation to the Commonwealth ? e. What is the relation of Milton's prose to his
Such questions as these may fairly be asked to test a student's knowledge of a poem. Some of them will offer an opportunity for him to show his appreciation of it; but an examination is not a good means of testing poetic appreciation, nor was it devised for that purpose.
MILTON'S CHIEF WORKS.
1608. (Milton born.] 1608. Shakspere, Corio- 1608. Fuller, Clarendon
lanus (?); Beaumont born; Sackville died. and Fletcher (?), Pui
pest; G. Fletcher,
sion of Bible com-
1612. Butler, Montrose
born. 1613. W. Browne, Brit- 1613. Cleveland, Jer.
annia's Pastorals Taylor, Crashaw (?) (Part I.).
born. 1614. Raleigh, History 1614. H. More born. of the World.
1615. Baxter, Denham
Poems; Jonson, First Beaumont died.
1619. Daniel died.
1623. Shakspere, First | 1623. G. Fletcher died. 1624. [Milton at Cam Folio.
bridge, 1624–32. Some English and most of his Latin poetry writ- 1625. Bacon, Essa y s 1625. James I, Lodge, ten during this peri (final form).
J. Fletcher died. od.] 1626. Sandys, Ovid. 1626. Bacon died.
1628. Bunyan born. 1629. Ode on Christ's
Nativity (written). 1631. Epitaph on Mar- 1631. G. Herbert, The 1631, Drayton, Donne chioness of Winches Temple.
died; Dryden born. ter. L'Allegro and Il Penseroso (written ?).
MILTON'S CHIEF WORK8.
1632. Epitaph on Shak
1632. Locke born. spere (published). 1633. Arcades (written ?). 1633. Donne, Poems; | 1633. G. Herbert died.
Massinger, New Way
triomastix. 1634. Comus (acted). 1634. Habington, Cas- 1634. Chapman died.
1635. Quarles, Emblems. 1637. Comus published.
1637. Ben Jonson died. Lycidas. 1638–39. [Milton in
Italy.) 1639. Epitaphium D a
1639. Sir H. Wotton, monis (written).
Carew (?) died.
Suckling, Ballad of a er, Ford died; Wych-
Religio Medici; Behn born; Suckling
(?) died. 1643. Doctrine and Dis
1643. Sandys, Cartcipline of Divorce.
wright died. 1644. Of Education,
1644. Quarles died. Areopagitica, and more divorce pamphlets. 1645. (Minor) Poems 1645. Waller, Poems. 1645. W. Browne died. published.
1646. Vaughan, Poems;
Shirley, Poems. 1647. Cowley, Mistress. 1647. Rochester born. 1648. Herrick, Hespe- 1648. Lord Herbert of rides,
Cherbury died. 1649. Political pam- 1649. Lovelace, Lucasta. 1649. Drummond died ; phlets; Eikono
Charles I. executed. klastes.
1650. Baxter, Saints' 1650. P. Fletcher, Mon
Everla s ting Rest; trose, Crash a w (?)
Taylor, Holy Living. died. 1651. Pro populo An- 1651. Hobbes, Levia- 1651. Otway born.
glicano defensio contra than; Davenant, Gon-
Angler. 1654. Defensio Secunda. 1654. Hobbes, Of Liber- 1654. Ha bington (?)
MILTON'S CHIEF WORKS.
1655. Pro se defensio 1655. Fuller, Church contra A. Morum. History.
1658. Cromwell, Love1659. Two ecclesiastical 1659. Cleveland, Poems. lace, Cleveland died.
pamphlets. 1660. Ready and easy 1660. Pepys' Diary be- 1660. Charles II. reway to establish a free
gun; Dryden, Astræa stored. Commonwealth,
1661. Fuller died; De
1666. Shirley died. 1667. Paradise Lost. 1667. Dryden, Essay of 1667. Cowley, Wither,
Dramatic Poesy. Jer. Taylor died;
Swift born. 1668. Davenant, Den
ham died. 1669. Accidence.
1669. Dryden, Tyran- 1669. Prynne died.
nic Love. 1670. History of Britain.
1670. Congreve born. 1671. Paradise Re- 1671. Buckingham, The
gained; Samson Rehearsal. Agonistes (published together). 1672. A rtis Logicæ,
1672. Addison, Steele etc.
born, 1673. Of true Religion,
etc. 1674. Epistolarum fami- 1674. Dryden, The 1674. Herrick, Clarenliarum liber.
State of Innocence don died.
(founded on Paradise iChief posthumous
Lost). works : 1697 and 1698. Prose
Works. 1743. Original Letters
and Papers of State Addressed to Oliver
Cromwell. 18:25. De Doctrina
Christiana. 1876. Common Place