[Milton-L] Milton and St. Peter's Basilica

carl bellinger bcarlb at comcast.net
Mon Jul 4 15:32:56 EDT 2005


1639,   18/28   February

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lewis H Whitaker" <lhwhitaker at gsu.edu>
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Subject: RE: [Milton-L] Milton and St. Peter's Basilica


> Carl:
>
> Fascinating! Wouldn't one have wanted to be a fly on the wall during
> THAT meeting. Do you happen to have the date of this meeting at hand?
> I'm assuming it was during JM's Grand Tour in 1638.
>
> Thanks so much!
>
> LHW
>
>
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> [mailto:milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu]On Behalf Of carl bellinger
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>
>
> Jameela mentioned Gordon's 'A Milton Chronology'  which I looked
> through, pp
> 62-65, finding no specific mention of St. Peter's. However, it mentions,
> p
> 65, that "JM has a private audience with Cardinal Franscesco Barberini
> who
> was then Prime Minister of Rome and cheif adviser to his uncle Pope
> Urban
> VIII. Would this audience have been in the Vatican? If so how close to
> St.
> Peter's?
>
> Carl
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Lewis H Whitaker" <lhwhitaker at gsu.edu>
> To: "John Milton Discussion List" <milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
> Sent: Sunday, July 03, 2005 4:52 PM
> Subject: [Milton-L] Milton and St. Peter's Basilica
>
>
>> Dear colleagues:
>>
>> I'm revisiting a project that I've not touched in some time, and
> finding
>> some holes in my research. Of course, having put things off until the
>> last minute I've not planned (as I should) for running down details
> and
>> checking facts.
>>
>> I'm wondering if someone might know if there is some record of Milton
>> touring St. Peter's Basilica when he visited Rome in 1638. On one hand
>> we often say "no one goes to Rome without visiting St. Peter's" but
> I'd
>> prefer to have something factual to back up my claims.
>>
>> Can anyone help?
>>
>> Lewis H Whitaker
>> Department of English
>> Georgia State University
>>
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