English 220 (Milton), John Rogers
This examination is two hours long, with an extra half-hour for thought and proofreading.
One and Two.
Write all answers in ink, in your bluebooks; put your name and the name of your
teaching fellow on the cover of each bluebook.
Identify as thoroughly as you can 10 of the following 13 passages.
Note the author, title, speaker,
location in larger work.
Write two or so sentences on the significance of each passage.
A little onward lend thy guiding hand
To these dark steps, a little further on.
For Spirits when they please
Can either Sex assume, or both.
I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue, unexercised and unbreathed, that
never sallies out and sees her adversary, but slinks out of the race where that
immortal garland is to be run for, not without dust and heat.
All is best, though we oft doubt,
What th’ unsearchable dispose
Of highest wisdom brings about,
And ever best found in the close.
that I might learn
In what degree or meaning thou art called
The Son of God, which bears no single sense.
The Son of God I also am, or was;
And, if I was, I am; relation stands:
All men are Sons of God.
Prov. xxi. 1.
man’s goings are of Jehovah
. . . Jer.x.23.
O Jehovah, I know that the
way of man is not in himself
In this, however, there is no infringement on the liberty
of the human will; otherwise man would be deprived of the power of free agency,