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The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, And Instruction Series

By Ingram, Jonathan

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Title: The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, And Instruction Series  
Author: Ingram, Jonathan
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Excerpt: Great Milton. [Illustration: Great Milton.] Great Milton, a picturesque village, near Thame, in Oxfordshire, is entitled to notice in the annals of literature, as the family seat of the MILTONS, ancestors of Britain?s illustrious epic poet. Of this original abode, our engraving is an accurate representation. One of Milton?s ancestors forfeited his estate in the turbulent times of York and Lancaster. ?Which side he took,? says Johnson, ?I know not; his descendant inherited no veneration for the White Rose.? His grandfather was under ranger of the forest of Shotover, Oxon, who was a zealous Papist, and disinherited his son for becoming a Protestant. Milton?s father being thus deprived of his family property, was compelled to quit his studies at Christ Church, Oxford, whence he went to London, and became a scrivener. He was eminent for his skill in music;[1] and from his reputation in his profession, he grew rich, and retired. He was likewise a classical scholar, as his son addresses him in one of his most elaborate Latin verses. He married a lady of the name of Caston, of a Welsh family, by whom he had two sons, John, The POET,[2] and Christopher, who studied the law, became a bencher of the Inner Temple, was knighted at a very advanced age, and raised by James II. first to be a Baron of the Exchequer, and afterwards one of the Judges of the Common Pleas. He was much persecuted by the republicans for his adherence to the royal cause, but his composition with them was effected by his brother?s interest.

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Table of Contents: The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, 1 -- Volume 12, No. 339, Saturday, November 8, 1828, 1 -- Great Milton, 1 -- ANCIENT FEASTINGS IN GUILDHALL, &c, 2 -- MAXIMS TO LIVE BY, 3 -- Manners &Customs of all Nations, 3 -- SINGULAR CUSTOM AT ROUEN, 4 -- THE SKETCH?BOOK, 5 -- SPIRIT OF DISCOVERY, 8 -- Chingford Church, 10 -- OLD SONG, 11 -- SPIRIT OF THE Public Journals, 11 -- Notes of a Reader, 18 -- The Gatherer, 22


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