[Milton-L] thursday

Jameela Lares Jameela.Lares at usm.edu
Thu Apr 26 18:10:39 EDT 2007

Thanks, John.

I didn't mean to be nasty, actually.  Sorry if it came across that way.  May I
plead recovering from a bad cold?


Quoting "John T. Shawcross" <JTSHAW74 at earthlink.net>:

> I'll ignore Jameela's nasty.
> In any case, there's no specific designation made by Milton or by
> Cyriack Skinner concerning the "sword." But rapier does seem the best
> possibility. Surely not the usual saber, although there are light
> ones, and probably not the epee, which I think is primarily used in
> fencing rather than walking around town carrying "protection," and
> not the foil, which is a fencing sword with a blunt end (a kind of
> "button"). I know less about swords than all the other many things I
> don't know anything about.
> John
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