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MILTON, J.: Essential John Milton (The)


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Category: Poetry
Author(s):
Milton, John
Catalogue No.: NA888512
ISBN No.: 9789626348857
Total Playing Time: 09:44:45

Track Details

Disc 1

Milton, John - author(s)

The Essential John Milton 09:44:45
1 PARADISE LOST Book I Line 1: Of man's first disobedience, and the fruit 00:07:52
2 Line 128: O Prince, O chief of many throned Powers 00:04:47
3 Line 242: Is this the region, this the soil, the clime 00:06:38
4 Line 522: All these and more came flocking; but with looks 00:05:31
5 Line 622: O myriads of immortal Spirits, O Powers 00:05:35
6 Line 722: …Th' ascending pile 00:04:20
7 Book II Line 1: High on a throne of royal state, which far 00:07:31
8 Line 119: I should be much for open war, O Peers 00:06:45
9 Line 229: Either to disenthrone the King of Heav'n 00:04:43
10 Line 310: Thrones and imperial Powers, offspring of Heav'n 00:05:18
11 Line 390: Well have ye judged, well ended long debate 00:02:39
12 Line 430: O progeny of Heav'n, empyreal Thrones 00:03:02
13 Line 506: The Stygian Council thus dissolved; and forth 00:05:51
14 Line 704: So spake the grisly terror, and in shape 00:08:40

Disc 2

Milton, John - author(s)

The Essential John Milton 09:44:45
1 Line 850: The key of this infernal pit by due 00:07:00
2 Line 968: T' whom Satan turning boldly thus. Ye Powers 00:05:04
3 Book III Paraphrase: God sitting on his throne sees Satan… 00:01:54
4 Book IV Line 1: O for that warning voice, which he who saw 00:07:24
5 Line 114: Thus while he spake, each passion dimmed his face 00:03:18
6 Line 172: Now to th' ascent of that steep savage hill 00:03:35
7 Line 246: …thus was this place 00:06:20
8 Line 358: O Hell! What do mine eyes with grief behold 00:05:29
9 Line 440: To whom thus Eve replied. O thou for whom 00:03:16
10 Line 492: So spake our general mother, and with eyes 00:03:09
11 Books V–VIII Paraphrase: Meanwhile, Uriel, descending 00:02:16
12 Book IX Line 1: No more of talk where God or angel guest 00:05:33
13 Line 99: O earth, how like to Heav'n, if not preferr'd 00:06:57
14 Line 204: And Eve first to her husband thus began. 00:03:48
15 Line 270: To whom the virgin majesty of Eve 00:05:27
16 Line 376: So spake the patriarch of mankind, but Eve 00:07:07

Disc 3

Milton, John - author(s)

The Essential John Milton 09:44:45
1 Line 494: So spake the Enemy of mankind, enclosed 00:04:13
2 Line 567: To whom the guileful Tempter thus replied. 00:02:37
3 Line 613: So talked the spirited sly snake; and Eve 00:03:39
4 Line 679: O sacred, wise and wisdom-giving plant 00:04:13
5 Line 745: Great are thy virtues, doubtless, best of fruits 00:06:56
6 Line 856: Hast thou not wondered Adam, at my stay? 00:02:35
7 Line 896: O fairest of Creation, last and best 00:04:42
8 Line 960: So Adam, and thus Eve to him replied. 00:04:43
9 Line 1034: So said he, and forbore not glance or toy 00:06:18
10 Line 1134: Would thou hadst hearkened to my words, and stayed 00:03:15
11 Book X Paraphrase: Man's disobedience known 00:00:38
12 Line 68: Father Eternal, thine is to decree 00:09:07
13 Line 229: Meanwhile ere thus was sinned and judged on earth 00:04:58
14 Line 354: O parent, these are thy magnific deeds 00:03:56
15 Line 460: Thrones, Dominations, Princedoms, Virtues, Powers 00:07:19
16 Books XI and XII Paraphrase: Meanwhile Sin and Death rejoice 00:01:52
17 Book XII Line 553: How soon hath thy prediction, seer blest 00:07:53

Disc 4

Milton, John - author(s)

The Essential John Milton 09:44:45
1 Paradise Regained – Book I 00:03:48
2 Oh ancient powers of Air and this wide World 00:04:31
3 So to the coast of Jordan he directs 00:03:54
4 Meanwhile the Son of God, who yet some days 00:04:36
5 This having heard, straight I again revolved 00:02:52
6 Full forty days he passed – whether on hill 00:03:54
7 Whom thus answered the Arch-Fiend, now undisguised: 00:03:10
8 To whom our Saviour sternly thus replied: 00:03:41
9 So spake our Saviour; but the subtle Fiend, 00:03:32
10 Book II 00:03:30
11 Thus they out of their plaints new hope resume 00:03:18
12 The while her Son, tracing the desert wild, 00:03:51
13 To whom quick answer Satan thus returned: 00:03:38
14 He ceased, and heard their grant in loud acclaim; 00:03:46
15 He viewed it round; 00:04:34
16 'What doubts the Son of God to sit and eat?' 00:04:18
17 To whom thus Jesus patiently replied: 00:04:05

Disc 5

Milton, John - author(s)

The Essential John Milton 09:44:45
1 Book III 00:03:14
2 To whom our Saviour calmly thus replied 00:04:10
3 To whom the Tempter, murmuring, thus replied 00:04:36
4 To whom our Saviour answer thus returned 00:04:15
5 With that (such power was given him then), he took 00:03:43
6 He looked, and saw what numbers numberless 00:04:26
7 To whom our Saviour answered thus, unmoved 00:04:19
8 Book IV 00:02:37
9 And now the Tempter thus his silence broke 00:04:10
10 To whom the Son of God, unmoved, replied 00:03:42
11 Whom thus our Saviour answered with disdain 00:04:08
12 Look once more, ere we leave this specular mount 00:02:55
13 To whom our Saviour sagely thus replied 00:03:04
14 Or, if I would delight my private hours 00:03:50
15 So saying, he took (for still he knew his power Not yet expired) 00:03:30
16 Him walking on a sunny hill he found 00:03:15
17 To whom the Fiend, now swoln with rage, replied 00:03:46
18 But Satan, smitten with amazement, fell 00:02:07
19 'True Image of the Father, whether throned…' 00:05:13

Disc 6

Milton, John - author(s)

The Essential John Milton 09:44:45
1 At a Vacation Exercise 00:06:46
2 L'Allegro 00:07:19
3 Il Penseroso 00:05:21
4 Or let my lamp, at midnight hour… 00:05:06
5 At a Solemn Musick 00:01:55
6 To Mr. H Lawes, on his Aires 00:01:05
7 On Time 00:01:17
8 On Shakespeare 00:01:05
9 On the morning of Christ's Nativity 00:05:49
10 Yea Truth, and Justice then… 00:03:31
11 Sonnet: To the Lord General Cromwell 00:01:13
12 Sonnet: On the detraction which followed… 00:01:07
13 Sonnet: On the Late Massacre in Piedmont 00:00:55
14 Lycidas 00:06:25
15 cont. It was that fatal and perfidious bark… 00:06:47
16 Sonnet: To the Nightingale 00:00:56
17 Sonnet: On my 23rd Birthday 00:01:38
18 from Paradise Lost – opening of Book I 00:01:48
19 from Paradise Lost – Book 1 – The fall of Mulciber 00:01:31
20 from Paradise Lost – opening of Book II 00:01:52
21 from Paradise Lost – from Book XII 00:01:30
22 from Paradise Regained 00:01:39
23 Sonnet: Upon a Deceased Wife 00:01:13
24 Sonnet: On his Blindness 00:01:11
25 Sonnet: to Cyriack Skinner 00:01:12
26 from Samson Agonistes 00:02:05
27 The destruction of the Temple from Samson Agonistes 00:02:11
28 The Final Chorus from Samson Agonistes 00:00:48
29 from Comus, a Masque 00:03:55

Disc 7

Milton, John - author(s)

The Essential John Milton 09:44:45
1 Introduction to Areopagitica 00:00:49
2 from Areopagitica 00:06:58
3 Next, what more national corruption… 00:06:35
4 What advantage is it to be a man… 00:06:13
5 And now the time in special… 00:05:48
6 Introduction to The Doctrine and Discipline 00:00:41
7 from The Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce 00:05:36
8 How vain therefore is it…. 00:06:49
9 I suppose it will be allow'd us… 00:07:27
10 Introduction to The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates 00:00:32
11 from The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates 00:07:19
12 Since the king or magistrate… 00:05:40

Disc 8

Milton, John - author(s)

The Essential John Milton 09:44:45
1 John Milton: A Life 00:07:59
2 John Milton was a republican and a Protestant. 00:07:03
3 In the end, his time at Cambridge… 00:07:16
4 The poem, a pastoral elegy… 00:06:58
5 Speculation surrounds almost every facet… 00:07:41
6 In 1644 he wrote what is still probably… 00:07:01
7 Milton stayed in his role… 00:08:08
8 This was a dangerous thing to be doing… 00:07:14
9 The poem is a dark and dramatic one. 00:07:20
10 He was still working, though. 00:06:47