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" When I was preparing to pass over into Sicily and Greece, the melancholy intelligence which I received of the civil commotions in England made me alter my purpose; for I thought it base to be travelling for amusement abroad while my fellow-citizens were... "
The Prose Works of John Milton: With a Life of the Author, Interspersed with ... - Page 399
by John Milton, Charles Symmons - 1806
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Milton & His Poetry

William Henry Hudson - 1912 - 198 pages
...was suddenly checked. ' ' When I was preparing to pass over into Sicily and Greece," he tells us, " the melancholy intelligence which I received of the civil commotions in England made me alter my purpose ; for I thought it base to be travelling for amusement abroad while my fellow-citizens were...
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In Memoriam, Charles Joseph Little: Born September 21, 1840, Died March 11, 1911

Charles J. Little - 1912 - 334 pages
...sought in Italy, and would have sought in Greece. But " the melancholy intelligence," he tells us, " which I received of the civil commotions in England made me alter my purpose ; for I thought it base to be traveling for amusement abroad while my fellow-citizens were...
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An Outline History of English Literature

William Henry Hudson - 1913 - 348 pages
...state of things at home. " While I was preparing to pass over into Sicily and Greece," he writes, " the melancholy intelligence which I received of the civil commotions in England made me alter my purpose ; for I thought it base to be travelling for my amusement abroad while my fellowcitizens were...
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Methods and Aims in the Study of Literature: A Series of Extracts and ...

Lane Cooper - 1915 - 264 pages
...to the diffusion of knowledge and the preservation of friendship. . . . When I was preparing to pass over into Sicily and Greece, the melancholy intelligence...of the civil commotions in England made me alter my purpose. ... By the favor of God, I got safe back to Florence, where I was received with as much affection...
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Of Reformation Touching Church-discipline in England

John Milton - 1916 - 336 pages
...shortened his tour, he tells us, on account of the troubles at home : 'When I was preparing to pass over into Sicily and Greece, the melancholy intelligence...of the civil commotions in England made me alter my purpose; for I thought it base to be travelling for amusement abroad, while my fellow-citizens were...
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Milton's Prose

John Milton - 1925 - 536 pages
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The Making of Political Thought

Charles E. Tomlinson - 1925 - 102 pages
...demonstrated when he was in Italy. He intended going on to Sicily and Greece, but, as he wrote : " The melancholy intelligence which I received of the civil commotions in England made me alter my purpose ; for I thought it base to be travelling for amusement abroad while my fellowcitizens were...
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A Milton Handbook

James Holly Hanford - 1926 - 334 pages
...doing, because I had spoken with so little reserve on matters of religion. When I was preparing to pass over into Sicily and Greece, the melancholy intelligence...of the civil commotions in England made me alter my purpose; for I thought it base to be travelling for amusement abroad, while my fellow-citizens were...
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Essay on Milton

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1927 - 108 pages
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Areopagitica and Other Prose Writings by John Milton

John Milton - 1927 - 208 pages
...doing, because I had spoken with so little reserve on matters of religion. When I was preparing to pass over into Sicily and Greece, the melancholy intelligence...of the civil commotions in England made me alter my purpose; for I thought it base to be travelling for amusement abroad, while my fellowcitizens were...
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