July 08, 2014
Today’s edition of Prufrock (subscribe here!) notes the forthcoming release of Paul Hammond, Milton and the People
(Oxford, July 29):
Who are ‘the people’ in Milton’s writing? They figure prominently in his texts from early youth to late maturity, in his poetry and in his prose works; they are invoked as the sovereign power in the state and have the right to overthrow tyrants; they are also, as God’s chosen people, the guardians of the true Protestant path against those who would corrupt or destroy the Reformation. Continue Reading...