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MILTON, J.: Essential John Milton (The)

This thoughtful collection of John Milton’s finest poetry marks the quarter centenary of the poet’s birth in 1608. It is read by several of Britain’s foremost classical actors, including Anton Lesser, Samantha Bond and Derek Jacobi. Milton’s uncompromising views set him firmly on the side of Cromwell, putting his life in danger when the Stuart monarchy was restored. But he is now remembered for Paradise Lost and a strong collection of other poetry which influenced successive generations. This collection offers an ideal overview, including excerpts from Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained in its entirety, excerpts from other major works, including Comus and Samson Agonistes, as well as sonnets and famous shorter poems such as On his blindness, plus a biography of Milton.



Disc 1

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


Disc 2

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


Disc 3

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


Disc 4

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


Disc 5

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


Disc 6

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


Disc 7

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


Disc 8

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

Total Playing Time: 09:44:45






Author(s):
Milton, John

Reader(s):
Bond, Samantha; Jacobi, Derek; Lesser, Anton

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Poetry

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: NA888512

Barcode: 9789626348857

Release Date: 08/2008

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