[Milton-L] Fwd: Fw: Milton query

Neil Forsyth Neil.Forsyth at unil.ch
Fri Dec 10 14:53:43 EST 2004

Can anyone help answer this query? Thanks in advance.

>My wife is editing a novel (c. 1830?) by Catherine Francis Gore, 
>titled "Cecil, or the Adventures of a Coxcomb," for Pickering and 
>She has tracked down nearly every reference, including many that are 
>extremely obscure.  There is a MIlton reference that has escaped her 
>so far, and I told her I'd pass it along to you, to see if it rang 
>any bells.
>Here is the line from the novel:
>"As regards human nature in general, we have Milton's authority for 
>the universal servility of mankind.  'Half the world,' saith he, 
>'prefers living under masters."
>Any thoughts on where it might come from?


Neil Forsyth
Faculté des Lettres
University of Lausanne
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