[Milton-L] London

Carrol Cox cbcox at ilstu.edu
Fri Jul 8 20:05:34 EDT 2005



Carol Barton wrote:
> 
> Unless I have very much misread the prose, Boyd (and others), Milton cried
> out, vehemently and vociferously against evil and injustice wherever he saw
> it, and fought all his life against the power of sophistry to seduce the
> misguided and overzealous -- (or were the lines that Alan and I quoted early
> in this discussion composed by someone else?).

This is trivially tautological. Everyone fights against evil and
injustice. It's an old cliche that ministers in both warring countries
call on divine aid.

What is difficult is determining what, in a given context, _is_ evil and
injustice.

Carrol


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