I thank you for your offer of the new edition of 'Adamus Adami, but I do not want it, having a good edition of it at present. When you have read that, you will do well to follow it with Pere Bougeant's 'Histoire du Traite de Munster, in two volumes quarto; which contains many important anecdotes concerning that famous treaty, that are not in Adamus Adami.

Grotius did not confine himself to writing small pieces of verse: he rose to tragedy. We have three written by him. The first was called Adamus exsul. He sent it to Lipsius, who liked it ; and it was printed at Leyden in 1601.

Milton, without being a very wide reader, was likely to have seen the Adamus Exul of Grotius , and he certainly had read Giles Fletcher's Christ's Victory and Triumph . There are traces of verbal reminiscence of Sylvester's translation of Du Bartas.

I thank you for your offer of the new edition of 'Adamus Adami, but I do not want it, having a good edition of it at present. When you have read that, you will do well to follow it with Pere Bougeant's 'Histoire du Traite de Munster, in two volumes quarto; which contains many important anecdotes concerning that famous treaty, that are not in Adamus Adami.