[Milton-L] areopagitica, again

Jeffrey Shoulson jshoulson at miami.edu
Wed Apr 25 13:40:17 EDT 2007


Oops. That was meant as an off-list reply.  I apologize.

Jeffrey S. Shoulson, Ph. D.
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University of Miami
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On Apr 25, 2007, at 1:29 PM, Jeffrey Shoulson wrote:

> Thanks, John.
> Yes, I'm aware of Ross's references to the divorce tracts and do  
> see that as some evidence of Ross's familiarity with Milton even  
> before Areopagitica.  I haven't read enough of Ross to be able to  
> judge whether he was capable of that moral (or educational) honesty  
> you so aptly describe.  It will require further investigation.
> Best,
> Jeffrey
>
> Jeffrey S. Shoulson, Ph. D.
> Associate Professor of English and Judaic Studies
> University of Miami
> PO Box 248145
> Coral Gables, FL 33124-4632
>
> (o) 305-284-5596
> (f) 305-284-5635
>
> jshoulson at miami.edu
> www.as.miami.edu/english/faculty.htm#shoulson
>
>
> On Apr 25, 2007, at 3:13 PM, John T. Shawcross wrote:
>
>> Dear Jeff,
>>
>> I just don't know whatever other texts might advance similar  
>> ideas, whether before or after 1644. I've just not looked at  
>> anything with that thought in mind, although I wouldn't doubt that  
>> there are some. Certainly what you quote from Ross suggests a  
>> reading of "Areopagitica," and although they are quite different  
>> politically, the problem transcends politics and speaks to a kind  
>> of moral honesty (if not, educational honesty). I hope  you do  
>> pursue this; probably it is extensive enough for both venues of  
>> presentation. You do remember that Ross refers to Milton's divorce  
>> views in Pansebeia [Greek]: Or, a View of All Religions of the  
>> World (1653), pp. 400, 413. The second edition in 1655 has  
>> allusions on pp. 376, 389, 395 (?), 425.
>>
>> John
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