Read: by October 1923, by January 1925.
Beckett only needed to read Book I for the Junior Exhibition examination. This copy of Paradise Lost was printed in 1904 and was probably used during his studies, although it contains no reading traces. For the Hilary term examination in 1925 Beckett was required to re-read part I.
Paradise Lost: A Poem in Twelve Books
London: J. M. Dent & Co., 1904 
The Temple Classics
Notes: book ribbon is at page 248; many pages uncut throughout the book (at regular intervals)