Persona and decorum in Milton's prose / Reuben Sánchez, Jr

Author(s): Sanchez, Reuben
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Subjects: English prose literature--Early modern, 1500-1700--History and criticism
Didactic literature, English--History and criticism
English language--Early modern, 1500-1700--Style
Persona (Literature)
Self in literature
Milton, John, 1608-1674--Prose
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Madison, NJ : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London ; Cranbury, NJ : Associated University Presses, c1997
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: 251 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Editorial Notes 9
Preface 11
1. "I might perhaps leave something so written to aftertimes": Historicizing the Prophetic Milton 17
2. "the main consistence of a true poem": Persona and Decorum in Milton's Prose 35
3. "And joyn thy voice unto the Angel Quire": Of Education and the "subsequent, or indeed rather precedent" Relationship of the Prose to the Poetry 47
4. "as a burning fire shut up in my bones": From Polemic to Prophecy in The Reason of Church Government and The Readie and Easie Way 60
5. "the middling temper of nourishment": Biblical Exegesis and the Art of Indeterminate Balance in Tetrachordon 77
6. "So that from hence we shall not need dispute": Toward the Temple in The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates 97
7. "so mindfull of Decorum": The Cultic Prophet in Eikonoklastes and Observations upon the Articles of Peace 114
8. "the search for a more exalted manner of expression": Returning to the Wilderness in the Second Defense 127
9. "sound doctrine diligently and duely taught": Teacher Education and the Pastoral Letters in A Treatise of Civil Power in Ecclesiastical Causes and Considerations Touching the Likeliest Means to Remove Hirelings Out of the Church 143
10. "with new acquist / Of true experience": The Failed Revolutionary in the Letter to Heimbach and Samson Agonistes 161
11. "the worst of superstitions": Persona and the Issue of Religious Tolerance in Of True Religion 180
12. "the benefit which may be had of books promiscuously read": The "functional ambiguity" of Areopagitica 195
Notes 214
Bibliography 236
Index 244
Notes: LCCN: 96041403
ISBN: 0838636802 (alk. paper)
Based on the author's dissertation
Includes bibliographical references (p. 236-243) and index
OCLC Number: 35262503
ISBN/ISSN: 0838636802