1675 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Milton

Edward Phillips, in Theatrum Poetarum (1675) 2:113-14.



John Milton, the Author (not to mention his other Works, both in Latin and English, both in strict and solute Oration, by which his Fame is sufficiently known to all the Learned of Europe) of two Heroic Poems, and a Tragedy; namely Paradise lost, Paradise Regain'd, and Sampson Agonista; in which how far he hath reviv'd the Majesty and true Decorum of Heroic Poesy and Tragedy: it will better become a person less related than my self, to deliver his judgement.