The John Milton Reading Room

Poems (1645)

Title Page (1645) and Front Matter
On the Morning of Christ's Nativity
A Paraphrase on Psalm 114
Psalm 136
The Passion
On Time
Upon the Circumcision
At a Solemn Musick
An Epitaph on the Marchioness of Winchester
Song On May Morning
On Shakespear 1630
On the University Carrier
Another on the same
Il Penseroso
A Mask [Comus] (1645)

Poemata [Latin Poems]
Title page and Tributes from other poets
Elegiarum [Elegies]
Sylvarum Liber [Poems in Various Meters]
Epitaphium Damonis [Damon's Epitaph]

From Poems, &c. Upon Several Occasions (1673)

Title Page (1673)

[This second edition of Milton's collected Poems contained everything from Poems (1645), as well as the following additions and the prose treatise, Of Education]

On the Death of a Fair Infant Dying of a Cough
The Fifth Ode of Horace, Book 1
At A Vacation Exercise
On the New Forcers of Conscience
Psalm Translations
Apologus de Rustico & Hero [Fable of the Peasant and the Landlord]
In Effigiei Ejus Sculptorem [On the Engraver of his Portrait]
Ad Joannem Roüsium [Ode to John Rouse]

Latin Poems from Milton's Commonplace Book

Paradise Lost (1674)

Paradise Regain'd (1671)

Samson Agonistes (1671)


The Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce
Of Education
The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates
A Treatise of Civil Power in Ecclesiastical Causes
The Reason of Church Government

(NB: The texts listed below have not yet been carefully checked against their original copytexts and are therefore not perfectly reliable)

Selected Criticism: 1987-2011

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