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even of cold praise, would have been more injurious to the critic than to the poet. The Paradise Lost was unquestionably a noble poem: but if it could have been shown to be the produce of theft, the fabricator's proud name would have been annihilated, and the

purposes of his enemy accomplished. The hostile attempt was certainly made; and its failure could not have been witnessed without painful disappointment by the writer of that life of Milton, which was unhappily sent into the world under the sanction of the booksellers of London. Of the radical and pervading malignity of this work no doubt can for an instant be entertained by any dispassionate reader, and it may justly be questioned whether, as the writer of the Rambler or of the Life of Milton, Dr. Johnson has evinced more friendliness or more enmity to the cause of truth, has effected more good or offered more injury to the

Here are panegyric and benevolence, of which Milton and his granddaughter are the objects, of as high and ardent a na. ture as any which have been expressed by Dr. Johoson. In diction and imagery the Scotch schoolmaster is evidently inferior to the English critic and moralist :- but in admiration of the deceased poet, and in charity towards the survivor of the poet's family, the notorious Lauder refuses to be outdone by the celebrated Johnson.

great interests of his species. By a party among my contemporaries I am aware that this doubt will be strongly, and, perhaps, acrimoniously resented: but if a page, like mine, may hope to survive to a distant age, I feel assured that, by the judgment of a generation remote from the prejudices of the present, I shall be absolved from the charge of wounding truth to gratify passion, even though I should assert that the delinquency of the libellous biographer is ill compensated by the merit of the monotonous and heavygaited morality of the sombre and dogmatic essayist.

THE END.

T. Bensley, Printer,
Bolt Court, Fieci Street, London,

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ABBOTT, abp. 174.
dd difon, 459, 468, 469, 527.

schylus, 492.
Alexander the Sixth, pope, 213

pote,

Aphry, Mr. 162.
America, the preserver of the fame
of the British claslics, 81.

a proof that neither tithes
nor establishments are necessary

to chrittianity, 414.
American epitaph on Bradshaw,

547.
Andrcini, 463.
Anglesey, earl of, 296.
Apollonius, 155.
Ariofto, 470 vote.
Aristotle, 283 note, 495.
Army, its agitation after the death
of Charles, 374.

conduct on the death of
Cromwell, 410.
Arthur, king, 138 note, 150.
Ascham, 462 note.
Asembly of divines, 401.
Atterbury, bishop, 501 note.
Aubrey, 31, 155, 160, 482, 484,

506 note.
Auger, 329.
Aylmer, Brabazon, 455,

Bacon, the sculptor, 501.
Barberini, cardinal, 95, 98.
Barebone's parliament, 378.

resigns, 379.
Bargrave, Dr. 95 note.
Barkslead, Mr. 433 note.
Barnes, Joshua, 506.
Baroni, Leonora, 97, 506 note.
Barrow, Dr. 184.
Buyle, 313, 336, 340.
Beaux of the puritan age, 162.
Bendis, Henry, 444 note.
Benson, Mr. 502.
Bentley, Dr. 474 note.
Betterton, 428.
Birch, Dr. 4, 46, 281 note, 340,

371, 394, 528.
Blackburn, archdeacon, 3.
Blake, admiral, 396, 436.
Bonmatthei, 92, 93.
Bouquet, Mr. 556.
Bourdeaux, the French ambassador,

358.
Boyle, Robert, 440.
Bradshaw, 245, 262, 264 note,
297, 547.

bis character, 263, 267.

.epitaph on him, 548.
Bramhall, abp. 160 note, 341.
Brutus, grandson of Ægeas, fabu-
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lous conqueror of Britain, 137 | Commonwealth and monarchy con.
note.

trafted, 421.
Bucer, Martin, 201, 252 note.

more humane than
Bricolic verse, character of, 129 the monarchy, 430 note.
note.

Comnenus, Andronicus, 283 note.
Burke, Edmund, 305, 425 note. Controversy, 195.
Burnet, bishop, 294 note.

Council of state, 261.
Burney, Dr. C. 22 note,

Cowley, 43.
Cowper, Wm. 12.

Cradlock, Mr. 505.
C.

Criticifon cannot render dull poetry

pleasing, 469.
Cæsar, Julius, 376.

Cromwell, 242, 245, 264 note, 498,
Calamy, Edmund, 191.

521
Calvin, 252 note.

bis character, 376, 385,
Cambridge Latin Dictionary, 404. 412
Caroline, quceo, 528.

the protestants of Pied-
Chappel, Wm, reputed author of mont saved by his interpofition,

the Wbole Duty of Man, 19. 271 note.
Charlemont, earl of, 505.

foments the agitation of
Charles I. violence of his conduct, the

army, 375.
171.

made protector by it,
popish intrigues condu-

379.
ced to bis misfortunes, 186 note.

Milton's panegyric of
civil war in his time

him, 385.
eminent for benignity and mo-

his death, 409.
deration, 241.

reputed diGnter .
his conduct after his last

ment, 433 note.
defeat, 241.

Richard, 409.
character, 27-4.

Henry, 109 note.
corpse said to have Cunningham, 427 note.
been hung at Tyburn, 433 note.

remarks on his execu-
tion, 548.

D.
Charles II. 411, 127, ib. note, 446
note.

Dante, 223,470 note.
.his conduct on his res Duti, Carlo, 91.
toration, 431.

Davenunt, bifhop, 172,
Chaucer, 108 note.

Davis, Miss, 205.
Chorus of the Greek drama, 492. Dawes, 22 note.
Chriflina, queen of Sweden, 337, D'rvenant, fir William, his life
342, 370,

saved by Milton, 428.
Church of England, 170, 181, 414.

Delille, abbé, 485 note.
Clarendon, lord, 179, 290, 293 Deodati, Charles, Ist elegy to, 22.
note, 435 note,

.. letter to, 71.
Clarges, fir Thomas, 428.

account of him,
Clark, Mrs. (Milton's daughter) 125, 140 note.
512 note, 515, 516, 527, 531

poem
note.

death, 127.
Clarke, Mr. 464 note.

2d elegy to, 163,
Claypole, Nrs. 36.

167 note.
Clement, 339 note.

Giovanni, 125.
Clementillo, 92.

Theodore, 126.
Coltellino, 92.

Desborough, 409 note, 410.

Divines,

on his

Divines, asembly of, 401.

Garden, the author of Icon Baft-
Divorce, on the causes of, 202. Jike, 286, 295 note.
Dobson, captain, 199.

Geoffrey of Monmouth, 260.
Dorislaus, 102 note.

George, Dr. 502, 540.
Dorset, earl of. 481.

Gifford, Willian, vii, 114 note,
Douglas, bishop, 55:4.

142 note,
Drummond, 224 note, 225.

Gilby, 252 note.
his sonnet to the night-Gill, Alexander, 16.
ingale, 225 note.

jun. ib. 17 note.
Dryden, 39, 406, 483, 484. Goodman, Christopher, 252 note,
Dunfter, Mr. 371 note, 488. Goodwin, John, 429 note.
Duppa, bishop, 287.

Gray, 30.
Griffith, Dr. Matthew, 425.

Grotius, 89.
E.

copacy, 186.

Eccleßaßical establishments not ef-

H.
sentially necessary, 414.
Education, Milton's plan of, 155, Hale, Gr Matthew, 396.
209.

Hall, bp. 172, 187, 194.
Elections, Milton's scheme for, 417.

answers Milton on epis.
Elliot, fir John, 171 note.
Ellwood the quaker, 447.

defends his remonftrance,
Engagement, fubftituted for the fo-

191.
lemn league and covenant, 372. ... defended by his son, 192.
England, antiquity of its freedom, Hammond, colonel, 243 note.
312.

Happiness, what essential to, 522.
its conftitution, 518. Harpe, la, 473 note.
Episcopacy attacked by Milton, 180. Harrison, 264 note.

..defended by bishop Hall, Hartlib, Samuel, 209.
186.

Harukins, fir John, 563 note.
...view of the queftion, 138. Hayley, 3, 4, 463, 465, 485 note,
Efte, Leonora of, 99 pote.

509 note.
Heimbach, Peter, letter to bim, 454.

Heinsius, Nicholas, 342, 356 note,
F.

512 note.

Henderfon, 296 note.
Fairfax, 377, 498.

Henrietta, queen of Charles the
Fairthorne, 530.

first, fan&ioned the Irish rebel-
Fenton, 40, 472.

lion, 256.
Fleetwood, 409 note, 410.

Hertford, marquis of, 287.
Fofler, Mrs. 482 noie, 515, 528,

Hehod, 158.
Francini, Antonio, 91.

Hewett, Dr. 436 note,
Frescobaldi, 92.

Hills, 297.
Fuller, 281 note.

Hollis, Mr. 530, 531, 532.
Fuseli, 103.

Holstenius, 95.
Homer, 169, 470, 476.

Horace, 264 note.
G.

Howard, Henry, 224 note.

Hume, inliance of his difiogenu.
Gaddi, 92.

ousness, 292.
Galileo, 93, 124 note.

Hurd, bishop, 227.
Gard, Du, 297

Hyde, fir Edward, See Clarendon.
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