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(p. xii) Note on the Text and List of Abbreviations

(p. xii) Note on the Text and List of Abbreviations

The place of publication is London unless otherwise stated. All biblical references are to the Authorized Version (AV) unless otherwise stated. All references to Milton's poetry are to Complete Shorter Poems, ed. John Carey, 2nd edn. (Harlow, 1997) (CSP) and Paradise Lost, ed. Alastair Fowler, 2nd edn. (Harlow, 1998) (FPL), unless otherwise stated. All references to Milton's vernacular prose are to the Complete Prose Works of John Milton, ed. D. M. Wolfe et al., 8 vols. (New Haven, 1953–82) (CPW), unless otherwise stated. Milton's Latin prose is sometimes cited from The Works of John Milton, ed. Frank Allen Patterson et al. (New York, 1931–8) (CW). Full references are always given within each individual essay other than for the texts whose abbreviations are listed here.


British Library

Campbell, Chronology

Gordon Campbell, A Milton Chronology (Harlow, 1997)


Commonplace Book


The Early Lives of Milton, ed. Helen Darbishire (1932)

French, Records

Life Records of John Milton, ed. J. M. French, 5 vols. (New Brunswick, N.J., 1949–58)

Lewalski, Life

Barbara Lewalski, The Life of John Milton: A Critical Biography (Oxford, 2000)


Oxford Dictionary of National Biography


William R. Parker, Milton: A Biography, 2nd edn., rev. Gordon Campbell, 2 vols. (Oxford, 1996)


Paradise Lost


Paradise Regained


Samson Agonistes