[Milton-L] Bentley's rewrite

Harold Skulsky hskulsky at email.smith.edu
Wed Aug 2 16:15:21 EDT 2006


"Shall I therefore, after so many prior Presumptions, presume at last to
offer a Distich, as close as may be to the Author's Words, and entirely
agreeable to his Scheme?

THEN hand in hand with SOCIAL steps their Way
Through Eden took, WITH HEA'NLY COMFORT CHEER'D."

Bentley, Notes to the Edition

Bentley's defense of this emendation is worth reading, if only as a
document in the history of taste.


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