[Milton-L] elusive?

Carmela McIntire carmelamcintire at yahoo.com
Sun Aug 27 11:34:42 EDT 2006


One line from Lycidas stays with me:

"Through the dear might of him that walked the waves."

It's among several of his lines of monosyllabic words
that are powerful in their apparent simplicity.

Carmela McI

--- carl bellinger <bcarlb at comcast.net> wrote:

> Thanks to all who responded to my query a few weeks
> back, "Re: Strier, 
> disguised departures," on possible mystic
> mis-directions in PL. The 
> references are most helpful!
> 
> I would like to ask, quite apart from specific
> conundrums like "fit audience 
> though few" or "hope no higher," if any of you have
> wondered at moments 
> whether, for all its bright and symphonic and
> garrulous surface, Paradise 
> Lost doesn't seem to show glimmerings now and again
> of --how to call it?--  
> of brighter and richer (and quieter?) things? If so,
> are there particular 
> phrases or passages that come to mind?
> 
> Carl 
> 
> 
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