John T. Shawcross
jtshaw74 at earthlink.net
Fri Nov 30 12:26:18 EST 2007
James Sims has published a number of things on Milton and Camoes.
Look at items 3066-3075 in Huckabay's bibliography for 1968-1988.
Also, you should check out William Mickle's "The Lusiad: or, the
Discovery of India" (Oxford: 1776)--frequently reprinted; see the
Introduction, the "Dissertation on the Machinery," and "The
Dissertation on the Fiction of the Island of Venus" which cites the
relationship with "Limbo" and of Fanshawe and Camoes (pp. 411-414).
There is much discussion of Milton and PL, and the translation shows
influence from Milton as well.
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