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the future. He made so great a shew of civility, and modesty, and humility, and always of mistrusting his own judgment, and esteeming his with whom he conferred for the present, that he seemed to have no opinions or resolutions, but such as he contracted from the information, and instruction he received upon the discourses of others : whom he had a wonderful art of governing, and leading into his principles and inclinations, whilst they believed that he wholly depended upon their counsel and advice. No man had ever a greater power over himself, or was less the man that he seemed to be: which shortly after appeared to every body, when he cared less to keep on the masque.
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He was a gentleman of a good family in Buckinghamshire, and born to a fair fortune, and of a most civil and affable deportment, In his entrance into the world, he indulged to himself all the license in sports and exercises, and company, which were used by men of the most jolly conversation. Afterwards he retired to a more reserved and melancholy society, yet preserving his own natural chearfulness and vivacity, and above all, a flowing courtesy to all men ; though they who conversed nearly with him, found him growing into a dislike of the eccles siastical government of the church, yet most believed it rather a dislike of some churchmen, and of some introducements of
theirs, which he apprehended might disquiet the public peace. He was rather of reputation in his own country, than of public discourse, or fame in the kingdom, before the business of ship-money; but then he grew the argument of all tongues, every man enquiring who and what he was, that durst, at his own charge, support the liberty and property of the kingdom, and rescue his country, as he thought, from being made a prey to the court. His carriage, throughout this agitation, was with that rare temper and modesty, that they who watched him narrowly to find some advantage against his person, to make him less resolute in his cause, were compelled to give him a just testimony. And the judgment that was given against him, infinitely more advanced him, than the service for which it was given. When this parliament begun, (being returned knight of the shire for the county where he lived) the eyes of all men were fixed upon him, as their patrie puter, and the pilot that must steer the vessel through the tempests and rocks which threatened it. And I am persuaded, his power and interest, at that time, was greater to do good' or hurt, than any man's in the kingdom, or than any man of his rank hath had in any time: for his reputation of honesty was means to removing Hirelings out of the Church &c.
17. The present Means and brief Delineation of a free Commonwealth; easy to be put in practice, and without delay; in a Letter to General Monk. Published from the Manuscript.
18. The ready and easy Way to establish & free Commonwealth, and the Excellencies thereof compared with the Inconveniencies and Dangers of re-admitting Kings in this Nation.
19. Brief Notes upon a late Sermon, intitled, The Fear of God and the King, preached and since published by Mathew Griffith, D. D. and Chaplain to the late King, wherein many notorious Wrestlings of Scripture, and other Falsities, are observed.
20. Accedence commenced Grammar; supplied with suficient Rules for the Use of such as, younger or elders are desirous, without more Trouble than needs, to attain the Latin Tongue; the elder sort especially with little teaching, and their own Industry.
21. The Ilistory of Britain, that Part especially now called England; from the first traditional Beginning, continued to the Norman Conquest. Collected out of the ancientest
and best Authors thereof. Published from a Copy corrected by the Author himself.
22. Of true Religion, Heresy, Schism, Toleration; and what best means may be used against the Growth of Popery. Printed in the year 1693.
23. A brief History of Moscovia, and other less known Countries lying eastward of Russia, as far as Cathay. Gathered from the Writings of several Eye-witnesses.
94. A Declaration; or Letters Patent for the Election of John the Third, King of Poland, elected of the 22d of May, Anno Domini, 1674. Containing the Reasons of this Election; the great Virtues and Merits of the said Serene Elect; his eminent Services in War, especially in his last great Victory against the Turks and Tartars; whereof many Particulars are here related, not published before.
25. Defensio pro Populo Anglicano, contra Claudii Anonymi, alias Salmasii Defensionem Regiam.
26. Defensio Secunda pio Populo Anglicano contra infamem Libellum anonymum, cui Titulus Regii Sanguinis clamor ad Cælum, adversus Parricidas Anglicanos.
27. Autoris pro se Defensio contra Alexandrum Morum Ecclesiusten, Libelli famosi, cui Titulus, Regii Sanguinis clamor ad Cælum, adversus Parricidas Anglicanos, Authorem recte dictum.
28. Litére Senatûs Anglicani nomine ac jussu conscripta. Literæ Oliverii Protectoris nomine Scriptæ.
29. Literæ Richardi Protectoris, nomine Scripta. *30. Literæ Parlamenti Restituti, nomine Scriptæ.
31. Artis. Logica plenior Institutio ad Petri Rami Methodum concinnata, adjecta est Praxis Analytica et Petri Rami Vita, Libris duobus,
32. Autoris Epistolarum Familiarum Liber uņus. Quibus accesserunt ejusdem jam olim in Collegio Adolescentis Prolusiones quædam Oratoria.
33. Scriptum Dom. Protectoris Reipublicæ Anglia, Scotiæ, Hibernia, &c. ex consensu atque sententia Concilii sui Editum. In quo hujus Reipublicæ Causa contra Hispanos justa esse demonstratur.)
The prose works of Milton, complete;