The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates, by John Milton

Preface

It is not a little surprising, when one considers the amount of attention that has been bestowed on Milton’s poetry, that his prose tracts, with a very few exceptions, have lain so neglected in recent times. The present edition is an attempt to remedy this neglect, so far as one of these treatises is concerned. Others, it is hoped, will follow: indeed, The Ready and Easy Way to establish a Free Commonwealth has already been taken in hand.

A portion of the expense of printing this book has been borne by the Modern Language Club of Yale University, from funds placed at its disposal by the generosity of Mr. George E. Dimock, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, a graduate of Yale in the Class of 1874.

Albert S. Cook.

Yale University,
January, 1911.

http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/m/milton/john/tenure_of_kings_and_magistrates/preface1.html

Last updated Friday, March 7, 2014 at 23:09