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The third of Milton's pamphlets on divorce, published 1645. It deals with the four sets of passages on marriage and nullities in marriage from Genesis, Deuteronomy, St Matthew, and the First Epistle to the Corinthians. Milton seeks to reconcile the passages and to prove their essential harmony. (A tetrachordon was a four‐stringed Greek lyre.) Milton also wrote two sonnets in defence of his views on divorce.

Subjects: Literature.

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John Milton (1608—1674) poet and polemicist