: James Silk Buckingham
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That the idea of an epic
somewhat after the fashion of the 'Orlando Innamorato'
should have suggested itself to Milton is natural. ... degree, that the collection
Malory known as the “Morte d'Arthur' claims to rank among the most memorable
of English works. ... Arthur receives from the lake the sword Excalibur
something of the atmosphere of old romance. ... have stepped out of an
illuminated missal, whence in fact, in defiance of anachronism, are drawn
ideas of the epoch.