John Churton Collins
Release Date: 20 December 2009
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General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1903 Original Publisher: A. Constable and Co., ltd. Subjects: English literature England Literary Collections / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh Literary Collections / Essays Literary Criticism / General Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: Thomas Ellwood. Relations with John Milton. Mentioned, before, that, when I was a boy, I made some good progress in learning; and lost it all again before I came to be a man: nor was I rightly sensible of my loss therein, until I came amongst the Quakers. But then, I both saw my loss, and lamented it; and applied myself with the utmost diligence, at all leisure times, to recover it: so false I found that charge to be, which, in those times, was cast as a reproach upon the Quakers, that " they despised and decried all human learning " because they denied it to be essentially necessary to a Gospel Ministry; which was one of the controversies of those times. But though I toiled hard, and spared no pains, to regain what once I had been master of; yet I found it a matter of so great difficulty, that I was ready to say as the noble eunuch to Philip, in another case, " How can I unless I had some man to guide me ? " This, I had formerly complained of to my especial friend Isaac Penington, but now more earnestly; which put him upon considering and contriving a means for my assistance. He had an intimate acquaintance with Dr. Paget, a physician of note in London; and he, with John Milton, a gentleman of great note in learning, throughout the learned136 Ellwood Alone At Crowell, In 1661; But ' rEUw world, for the accurate pieces h...
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