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Zoilomaftix or A Vindication of Milton from all the invidious charges of Mr. William Lauder. With fome new Remarks on Paradife Loft. By R. Richardson, B. A. late of Clare-Hall, Cambridge. 8vo. 1747. Furius or a modeft Attempt towards an hiftory of the life and surprising exploits of the famous W[illiam] L[auder], Critick and Thief-Catcher, 8vo. 1748. [Said to be written by Mr. Henderfon, a bookfeller.]
An Effay on Milton's use and imitation of the Moderns, in his Par. Loft. By William Lauder. Lond. 8vo. 1750. [With a Preface by Dr. Johnson.] Pandæmonium: Or a New infernal Expedition, inscribed to a Being who calls himself William Lauder, 4to. 1750. Milton vindicated from the charge of Plagiarifm, brought against him by Mr. Lauder, and Lauder himself convicted of several Forgeries and Impofitions on the Publick. By John Douglas, M.A. Rector of Eton Constantine, Salop. [Now Lord Bishop of Salisbury.] 8vo. 1750.
The Preface to the Sea-Piece, a Poem, [containing a defence of Milton against Lauder.] By J. Kirkpatrick, M.D. 8vo. Lond, 1750.
Criticism on Samfon Agoniftes, in The Rambler, No. 139, 140. [Dr. Johnson.] 1750.
Criticifin on the Verfification of Milton, in The fame, No. 86, &c.
A Letter to the Rev. Mr. Douglas, occafioned by his Vindi cation of Milton, &c. By William Lauder, A. M. 4to. 1751. [Written by Dr. Johnson.]
An Apology for Mr. Lauder. In a Letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury. 8vo. 1751.
Criticism on Blemishes in the Paradife Loft, in The Adventurer, N° 101. [Dr. J. Warton.] 1752.
King Charles I. vindicated from the charge of Plagiarifm, brought against him by Milton, and Milton himself. convicted of Forgery, and a grofs Imposition on the Publick, &c. By W. Lauder, 8vo. 1754. [Of this impudent pamphlet, the title of which is a parody on Mr. Douglas's
Vindication of Milton, fee an account in The Inquiry into the Origin of Par. Loft, in this vol, p. 273.] Milton no Plagiary: or A Detection of the Forgeries contained in Lauder's Effay &c. By J. Douglas, &c. [As before, 2d edit, enlarged.] 8vo. 1756.
Remarks upon Paradife Loft, historical, geographical, philological, critical, and explanatory. By W. Maffey. 12mo,
Il Taffo, a Dialogue: the Speakers John Milton, and Torquato Taffo. In which new light is thrown on their poetical and moral characters. 8vo. 1761.
A familiar Explanation of the Poetical Works of Milton. To which is prefixed Mr. Addifon's Criticifm on Par. Loft, With a Preface. By the Rev. Mr. Dodd, Lond. 12mo, 1762.
Prefaces Biographical and Critical to the works of the most eminent English poets, by Dr. Johnson, 1781.
Criticism on Paradife Loft, by Dr. Blair, in his Lectures on Rhetorick &c, 4to. 1783.
Criticism on Samson Agonistes, in refutation of the cenfures of Dr. Johnson, by Mr. Cumberland, in The Obferver, 8vo. 1784.
A Letter to the Rev. Mr. T. Warton, on his late Edition of Milton's Juvenile Poems. [Said to be written by Samuel Derby, M.A, Rector of Whatefield in Suffolk.] Lond, 8vo. 1785.
Critical Effay on Lycidas, By John Scott, Efq. Printed with his "Critical Effays on fome of the Poems of several English poets." Lond. 8vo. 1785.
Imitations and accidental Refemblances of Milton, by T, H.W. (Thomas Holt White) Gent, Mag. 1786, 1787, Miscellaneous Remarks on Milton, by T. C. O. [the late
ingenious and amiable Mr. Headley of Trinity College, Oxford.] Gent, Mag. 1786, 1787.
Criticism on Samfon Agoniftes, in refutation of the cenfures of Dr. Johnfon. [By the late W. J. Mickle, Efq.] Europ. Mag. 1788.
Curfory Remarks on fome of the ancient English poets, particularly Milton. [By Philip Neve, Efq.] 8vo. 1789. Remarks on the Greek Verfes of Milton, by Dr. Charles Burney, 1790,
Conjectures on the Origin of Paradise Loft, by William Hayley, Efq. Printed in his 2d edit. of the Life of Milton, 4to, 1796.
The Similies of Homer, Virgil, and Milton, examined and
compared, by J. A. Monthly Mag. 1796, 1797, 1798. On Milton's Imitations, or Refemblances, in Par. Loft, by the Rev. G. Wakefield. Monthly Mag. 1797, 1798. Preliminary Obfervations on Samfon Agonistes, as adapted to the Stage, in Critical, Poetical, and Dramatick Works, by John Penn, Efq. 8vo. Lond. 1798.
Thoughts on the Origin of Paradise Loft. By Joseph Cooper
Walker, Efq. Printed with his "Historical Memoir on Italian Tragedy," 4to. 1799.
Confiderations on Milton's early reading, and the prima stamina of his Par. Loft; together with extracts from a poet of the fixteenth century, [Joshua Sylvefter.] In a Letter to William Falconer, M.D., from Charles Dunster, M. A. 8vo. Lond. 1800.
LIFE OF MILTON.
IT is related by Mr. Warton, that, "in the University Statutes at Oxford, compiled in 1635, ten years after Milton's admiffion at Cambridge, corporal punishment is to be inflicted on boys under fixteen. We are to recollect, that Milton, when he went to Cambridge, was only a boy of fifteen," See the Life, p. xi. But Milton was in his ferventeenth year, when he was admitted at Chrift's College. See the Life, p. viii. And if the fame exemption was granted to boys of fixteen at Cambridge, as to thofe of the fame age at Oxford, the flagellation of Milton becomes ftill less entitled to credit. One of the ftatutes of Christ's College, entitled Cap. 37. De Le&oris Authoritate in Difcipulos, feems to countenance the fuppofition of fimilar exemption: After prefcribing that they, who absent themselves from certain Lectures, fhall be fined, the Statute fubjoins the following refervation; "fi tamen adultus fuerit ; alioquin, virgâ corrigatur.”
In the note, p. xlii, for Spinftow, read Spurflow.
The fpirited lines of Dr. George, mentioned in p, cxxxvii, and referred to in the fixth volume, have been alfo ascribed, as I have been informed, to the Hon. Thomas Townshend, father of the late Lord Sidney.
The verfes, faid to be written by Mr. Keith, and noticed in the fame page, as well as in the fixth volume, occur in the edition of Vincent Bourne's Poems, printed in 1772. In an earlier edition of Bourne, which I have seen, they are not, however, to be found.
To the modern engravings of the poet, mentioned in this and the following pages, may be added an interefting one by Mr. Silvefter Harding from a painting in the poffeffion of the late Lord Orford.