[Milton-L] Fwd: Fw: Milton query
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
>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?
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