The History of the Life of Thomas Ellwood: Or, an Account of His Birth, Education, &e. With Divers Observations on His Life and Manners when a Youth: and how He Came to be Convinced of the Truth; with His Many Sufferings and Services for the Same. Also Several Other Remarkable Passages and Occurrences

assigns of J. Sowle, 1714 - 510 pages
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Page 154 - Dr. Paget with John Milton, was I admitted to come to him — not as a servant to him (which at that time he needed not) nor to be in the house with him, but only to have the liberty of coming to his house at certain hours when I would, and to read to him what books he should appoint me; which was all the favour I desired.
Page 247 - He made me no answer, but sat some time in a muse; then brake off that discourse and fell upon another subject. After the sickness was over and the city well cleansed, and become safely habitable again, he returned thither. And when afterwards I went to wait on him there, which I seldom failed of doing whenever my occasions drew me to London, he showed me his second poem, called
Page 246 - I took a pretty box for him in Giles Chalfont, a mile from me, of which I gave him notice, and intended to have waited on him, and seen him well settled in it, but was prevented by that imprisonment.
Page 246 - After some common discourses had passed between us he called for a manuscript of his ; which being brought he delivered to me, bidding me take it home with me and read it at my leisure ; and when I had so done, return it to him with my judgment thereupon. '' When I came home and had set myself to read it I found it was that excellent poem which he entitled
Page 41 - We knew by the route we were not on the corn, but in the common way, and told them so ; but they told us, "They were resolved they would not let us go on any farther, but would make us go back again.
Page 246 - After I had, with the best attention, read it through, I made him another visit, and returned him his book, with due acknowledgment of the favour he had done me in communicating it to me. He asked me how I liked it, and what I thought of it ; which I modestly but freely told him ; and after some further discourse about it, I pleasantly said to him, " Thou hast said much here of Paradise Lost, but what hast thou to say of Paradise Found?
Page 157 - He, on the other hand, perceiving with what earnest desire I pursued learning, gave me not only all the encouragement but all the help he could ; for, having a curious ear, he understood by my tone when I understood what I read and when I did not ; and accordingly would stop me, examine me, and open the most difficult passages to me.
Page 154 - This I had formerly complained of to my especial friend Isaac Penington, but now more earnestly, which put him upon considering, and contriving a means for my assistance. He had an intimate acquaintance with Dr. Paget, a physician of note in London, and he with John Milton, a gentleman of great note for learning throughout the learned world, for the accurate pieces he had written on various subjects and occasions.
Page 156 - I could ; and from thenceforward went every day in the afternoon, except on the first days of the week, and, sitting by him in his dining-room, read to him in such books in the Latin tongue, as he pleased to hear me read.

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