First published in 1969. These nine lectures written by the distinguished scholar J. B. Leishman examines the various themes, context and structure of Milton's poetry, with particular focus on L'Allegro, Il Penseroso and Lycidas. This title will be of great interest to students of John Milton and English Literature.
Preface Geoffrey Tillotson; 1. The Young Milton 2. Some Remarks on Seventeenth-Century Poetry and Milton's Place in It 3. The Latin Poems 4. English Poems Written at Cambridge 5. Some Poems Written at Horton 6. L'Allegro and Il Penseroso in Their Relation to Seventeenth-Century Poetry 7. Arcades 8. Comus 9. Lycidas; Appendix; Index