[Milton-L] Locating a passage

Angelica Duran duran0 at exchange.purdue.edu
Tue Mar 20 13:51:37 EDT 2007

Thanks to Margaret, who set me on the right track, and Karen Edwards for her
section on ³cranes²  and other birds in MQ 39.4, which helped me locate the
passage as 7.430-34. Loose Spanish translation (mine and the published one!)
to say the least.


Angelica Duran
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From: Margaret Thickstun <mthickst at hamilton.edu>
Reply-To: John Milton Discussion List <milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 12:12:33 -0400
To: John Milton Discussion List <milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
Subject: Re: [Milton-L] Locating a passage

Angelica--try Book 4 lines 260-65--it has murmuring waters, birds, trembling

> Dear scholars,
> I am working with some illustrations from a Hispanophone edition that has
> excerpts of Paradise Lost, and I cannot determine the original book and lines
> that correspond to the Hispanophone lines that translate back into English as
> follows:
> ...While the leafy groves,
> Bubbling up innumerably from a town,
>> >From restless and graceful birds,
> Which from one to the next branch, in ceaseless
> Movement, with different songs
> And happy, interrupt the constant
> Silence, displaying the glittering colors
> Of their beautiful feathers
> And the greenness of the various trees.
> Any suggestions?  I have various published Hispanophone editions so can
> cross-check.  All help appreciated.

Margaret Thickstun
Elizabeth J. McCormack Professor of English
Hamilton College
198 College Hill Rd
Clinton, NY 13323

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