Reflections on the Past, Ruminations on the Present, and Hopes for the Future of Milton Bibliography
1. In the ensuing discussion, I intentionally omit discussion of John T. Shawcross’ excellent bibliographic work on 17th century documents related to
2. Of the other bibliographies I discuss in this essay, those of Champion, Jones, Klemp, Roberts, and Huckabay/Urban/Klemp include page numbers for their quotations. The other Huckabay volumes as well as the bibliographies of Patrides and Harner (WSBO) do not give page numbers for quotations.
3. For a discussion of the limits of the scope of the MLA International Bibliography, see Harner, “Some Suggestions.” From the perspective of
4. Significantly, although Huckabay worked at the comparatively small
5. In a recent telephone conversation, Harner noted that since the WSBO began in 2000, its annotations have become considerably more thorough than what they were when the annual Shakespeare bibliography still appeared in print as a yearly issue of Shakespeare Quarterly.
6. Roberts’ four Donne bibliographies can be found on the website Digital Donne under the “Resources” link.
7. In our March conversation, Hiltner mentioned that at the