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Wednesday) AM (Eton) writes to Milton about having just presented to John Bradshaw the newly printed Defensio secunda (Thomason’s copy dated 30 May). (Letter lost, but can be inferred from AM’s next letter to Milton, 2 June)] June 2 (Friday) Letter from AM (Eton) ‘For my most honoured Freind John Milton Esquire, Secretarye for the forraine affairs’ (‘at his house in Petty France Westminster’). Reports on his presentation to ‘my lord’ [John Bradshaw] of Milton’s newly published Pro populo Anglicano defensio secunda and reassures Milton that he delivered the letter for Bradshaw that Milton had supplied, and that Bradshaw has expressed esteem for Milton’s person and work; also cites Milton previously having written to Bradshaw on AM’s behalf.
For they have beene uttered in my absence, unto others Covertly’. This despite his own candor and readiness to welcome them in discussion at all times ‘if in the Compasse of my Calling, however [much] my occasions are oftentimes urgent’. The volume also includes a translation of the Racovian Catechism, perhaps to be associated with visits by Paul Best to his native East Riding (Drifﬁeld, Beverley). The rev. Marvell’s otherwise moderate ecclesiology also appears from his ‘notes on the necessity of observing church ritual’ Kelliher 2004a, citing BL, MS Harl.
Puritanically arguing against that tradition, the rev. ’ (BRL 247, 247a, and BRL 247b, the last dated this day) 1633 The depredations of privateers (especially from Dunkirk) and even pirates (‘from Sallee and Algiers’), as well as Dutch claiming ‘a right to ﬁsh on the coasts of England’ leads to raising of ship money, especially in ports such as Hull, and resulting discontents (Tickell 307–8). Later writing to his constituency, AM can recall (‘though then a child’) ‘those blessed days when the youth of your own town were trained for your militia, and did methought become their arms much better then any soldiers that I have seen there since’ (PL 2:2) – this likely preceded his departure for Cambridge at the end of this year.