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Things the King Liked to Hear

Blair Worden: Donne and Milton’s Prose

18 June 2014
Sermons of John Donne Vol. III: Sermons Preached at the Court of Charles I 
edited by David Colclough.
Oxford, 521 pp., £125, November 2013, 978 0 19 956548 1
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Complete Works of John Milton Vol. VI: Vernacular Regicide and Republican Writings 
edited by N.H. Keeble and Nicholas McDowell.
Oxford, 811 pp., £125, December 2013, 978 0 19 921805 9
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... in this case of subject matter. Again we see the capacity of editorial policy-making to shape the reader’s experience. Milton’s political prose is one of the categories, but, as the title of N.H.Keeble and Nicholas McDowell’s volume indicates (once one has parsed it), it has been split into two by the addition of another criterion, of language. The ‘vernacular’ or English tracts are allocated ...

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D.A.N. Jones

5 April 1984
Old Catholics and Anglicans: 1931-1981 
edited by Gordon Huelin.
Oxford, 177 pp., £12.50, April 1983, 0 19 920129 3
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Anglican Essays 
by C.H. Sisson.
Carcanet, 141 pp., £6.95, April 1983, 0 85635 456 2
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The Song of Roland 
by C.H. Sisson.
Carcanet, 135 pp., £7.95, October 1983, 9780856354212
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TheRegrets 
by Joachim du Bellay, translated by C.H. Sisson.
Carcanet, 147 pp., £4.50, January 1984, 0 85635 471 6
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... enterprise in a pleasant manner which would delight Baxter. C.H. Sisson writes about Baxter in Anglican Essays, with respect but little enthusiasm. He is reviewing a recent book about him by N.H.Keeble (who was responsible for the excellent Everyman edition of Baxter’s autobiography in 1931) and makes play with the title, Richard Baxter: Puritan Man of Letters. ‘If this is the Puritan man of ...

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