[Milton-L] Cromwell and miracles

John Rumrich rumrich at mail.utexas.edu
Fri Jul 29 11:56:17 EDT 2005

Well, when OC died there was a great windstorm, which was attributed to 
the devil having come to collect his soul.

It was the same windstorm, by the way, in which Isaac Newton performed 
his first recorded experiment, jumping first into and then with the 
wind and measuring the difference in the distance he jumped. (It was 
less than a decade later, about the time the first edition of PL was 
going to press, that Newton sat in his mother's garden and watched the 
apple fall.)


On Jul 29, 2005, at 10:13 AM, Burbery, Timothy wrote:

> Dear All,
> Does anyone happen to know if miracles were ever attributed to Oliver 
> Cromwell? I realize his military victories were seen as providential, 
> but were they – or anything else he did -- ever deemed miraculous, and 
> if so, by whom?
>  Thanks,
> Tim Burbery  
> Marshall University
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