The Astronomy of Milton's Paradise Lost (Classic Reprint)

The Astronomy of Milton's Paradise Lost (Classic Reprint)

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Many able and cultured writers have delighted to expatiate on the beauties of Milton's ' Paradise Lost,' and to linger with admiration over the lofty-utterances expressed in his poem. Though conscious of his inability to do justice to the sublimcst of poets and the noblest of sciences, the author has ventured to contribute to Miltonic literature a work which he hopes will prove to be of an interesting and instructive character. Perhaps the choicest passages in the poem arc associated with astronomical allusion, and it is chiefly to the exposition and illustration of these that this volume is devoted.The writer is indebted to many authors for information and reference, and especially to Miss Agnes M. Clerke, Professors Masson and Young, Mr. James Nasmyth, Mr. G. P. Chambers, and Sir Kobert Ball. Also to the works of the late Mr.Table of Contents I A Short Historical Sketch of Astronomy 1; II Astronomy in the Seventeenth Century 45; III Milton's Astronomical Knowledge 81; IV Milton and Galileo 113; V The Seasons 140; VI The Starry Heavens 152; VII The Starry Heavens 200; VIII Descriftion of Celestial Objects Mentioned in; 'Paradise Lost' 244; IX Milton's Imaginative and Descriptive Astronomy 806About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the difficult to read text. Read books online for free at www.forgottenbooks.org