[Milton-L] full nakedness

Gregory Machacek Gregory.Machacek at marist.edu
Thu Sep 14 16:57:54 EDT 2006

The Donne Variorum notes on the "Full nakedness . . . " passage do not
mention Prudentius Silentiarius, nor does the "Classical Borrowings and
Literary Influences" section that precedes the poem.  That's not to say
that the critics cited in the notes don't somewhere in their books/articles
make mention of the possible source, but one would think that would be the
sort of thing that the Variorum editors would have noticed, particularly in
the "borrowings" section.  So you've probably got a note, at least, and
perhaps a full article

Greg Machacek
Associate Professor of English
Marist College

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