The censure of the Rota upon Mr Miltons book, entituled, The ready and easie way to establish a free common-wealth. :
Die lunæ 26. Martij, 1660. Ordered by the Rota, that M. Harrington be desired to draw up a narrative of this dayes proceeding upon Mr. Miltons book, called, The ready and easie way, &c. And to cause the same to be forthwith printed and pulished [sic], and a copy thereof to be sent to Mr. Milton. Trundle Wheeler, Clerk to the Rota.
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London : printed by Paul Giddy, printer to the Rota, at the sign of the Windmill in Turne-againe Lane, 1660.
"Though it has been mistaken by careless people as actually a production of [James] Harrington's, [this] is in reality a clever burlesque by some Royalist, in which, under the guise of an imaginary debate in the Rota over Milton's pamphlet, Milton and the Rota-men are turned into ridicule together. The mock-names on the title-page .. are part of the burlesque; and it is well kept up in the tract itself, which takes the form of a letter gravely addressed to Milton and signed with Harrington's initials, 'J.H.'"--Masson, D. The life of John Milton, 1859-1894, v. 5, p. 660.
Physical description: 16 p. ; small and 4to.
Citations/References: Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), H808
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