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PROS E WORKS

OF

MILTON.

EIKONOKLASTES.
DIVISIONS OF THE COMMONWEALTH.

DELINEATION OF A COMMONWEALTH.
MODE OF ESTABLISHING A COMMONWEALTH.

FAMILIAR LETTERS.

VOL. II. ✓

WITH

Entroductory Kemarks and Notes,

BY

J. A. ST. JOHN.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY THE PROPRIETOR;

AND PUBLISHED BY

J. HATCHARD AND SON, PICCADILLY;

OLIVER AND BOYD, EDINBURGH;

AND CUMMING, DUBLIN.

1836.

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Eikonoklastes.

CHAP. II.-Execution of Stratford

Clarendon's character of Strafford

Charles I.'s scruples to sign the death-warrant

The king's reasons ...

CHAP. III.-Upon the King's going to the House of Commons

His ruffianly attendants ...
He is urged on by the queen

Charles I.'s visit to the city
CHAP. IV.-Upon the Tumults, fc.

Tampering with the army

Ludicrous description of the riots

Socrates' opinion of seditions and their authors ...

Distinction between monarchy and tyranny

Belshazzar's palsy

Talus, the Iron Man ...

Demagogues—Clientship-Niebuhr

Twelve bishops sent to the Tower

CHAP. V.-The Bill for Triennial Parliaments

Sadleir's Rights of the Kingdom"

Coronation oath-“Modi of Parliament”

Profaneness of Charles I.

CHAP. VI.-King's Retirement from Westminster

Charles I.'s poetry ...

Deposition of Richard II. menaced for non-compliance with par-

liament's wishes

94

Charles I. sets up his own judgment against that of the parliament 95

Pretends to decide respecting the will of God

Clarendon, and the courtiers of Charles II.

Bounty of despots

Pretended felicity of England ...

... 102

When kings become reconciled to philosophy

103

Perjury reduced to an art among despots ...

... 104

CHAP. VII.- On the Queen's Departure

110

Lamentable mistake of the queen's character

... 110

Her hypocrisy and wickedness-anecdotes

CHAP. VIII.-Fate of the Hothams .. ...

... 114

Pawning of the crown jewels

Charles goes to Hull

Hotham proclaimed a traitor

116

Clarendon's history of the king's repulse ...

... 116

Cant and hypocrisy of the Eikon Basilike

118

Charles's affectation of sorrow for the Hothams

... 119

Cause of the Hothams' deserting the parliament

121

Indecent exultation of the Eikon Basilike

Charles I. impiously called the Father of his Country

Warburton's opinion of Charles I.'s character

125

Blasphemy of the Eikon Basilike

CHAP. IX.--Upon the raising of Armies

128

Pretended fear of God ...

129

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