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" And what will they at best say of us, and of the whole English name, but scoffingly, as of that foolish builder mentioned by our Saviour, who began to build a tower, and was not able to finish it ? Where is this goodly tower of a commonwealth, which the... "
The Prose Works of John Milton: Tenure of the magistrate (continued) - Σελίδα 596
των John Milton - 1809
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Writing the English Republic: Poetry, Rhetoric and Politics, 1627-1660

David Norbrook - 2000 - 509 σελίδες
...if their projects fail, what will they say of us, but scoffingly as of that foolish builder mentiond by our Saviour, who began to build a Tower, and was...Common-wealth which the English boasted they would build, to overshaddow kings and be another Rome in the west? The foundation indeed they laid gallantly, but fell...
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The Geography of Empire in English Literature, 1580-1745

Bruce McLeod - 1999 - 284 σελίδες
...and corruption have blown the Commonwealth's chance at a revolutionary empire: foreigners will scoff, "where is this goodly tower of a Commonwealth, which...overshadow kings, and be another Rome in the west?" (v1.423). It seems clear that, via this invocation of the translatio imperil, Milton is making the...
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Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia, Τόμος 25

American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia - 1914
...back or rather creep back ... to their once abjured and detested thraldom of kingship". He asked, " Where is this goodly Tower of a Commonwealth, which...English boasted they would build to overshadow Kings?" Masson, Life of Milton, V, 647. n American Archives, fourth series, IV, 1544-1548. 14 Paine, Common...

The Major Works

John Milton - 2003 - 966 σελίδες
...and of the whole English name, but scoffingiy, as of that foolish builder mentioned by our Saviour,0 who began to build a tower and was not able to finish...another Rome in the west? The foundation indeed they laid gallantiy, but fell into a worse confusion, not of tongues, but of factions, than those at the...
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Images and Cultures of Law in Early Modern England: Justice and Political ...

Paul Raffield - 2004 - 289 σελίδες
...the edifice was ineptly constructed and never completed: And what will they say of us, but scoffingly as of that foolish builder mentioned by our Saviour,...Common-wealth which the English boasted they would build, to overshaddow kings and be another Rome in the west? The foundation indeed they laid gallantly, but fell...
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Utopia & Revolution: On the Origins of a Metaphor

Melvin Jonah Lasky - 726 σελίδες
...thralldom of kingship." What an "ingratefull backsliding" this was! "Where," Milton asks bitterly, "is this goodly tower of a Common-wealth which the English boasted they would build to overshadow king and be another Rome in the West?" He could not help but register the "treading back again with...
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John Milton, Radical Politics, and Biblical Republicanism

Walter S. H. Lim - 2006 - 305 σελίδες
...at best say of us and of the whole English name, but scoffingly as of that foolish builder, mentiond by our Saviour, who began to build a tower, and was...Commonwealth, which the English boasted they would build to overshaddow kings, and be another Rome in the west? The foundation indeed they laid gallantly; but...
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Brutus Ultor

Michael Field - 1886 - 77 σελίδες
...BAKER & SON. TO THE PEOPLE OF ENGLAND. IT is now more than two hundred years ago since Milton asked, "Where is this goodly tower of a commonwealth, which...they would build to overshadow kings, and be another B "ie in the West?" Believing that the foundations of such a holy state can only be laid by a nation...




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