[Milton-L] swerving

James Rovira jamesrovira at gmail.com
Tue Sep 25 18:18:15 EDT 2007


I agree with that reading of the line, Carrol, but see how Prof.
Fleming could legitimately point to apparent ambiguities in
grammatical construction.  It seems to me that all the recent
references to Milton's English resembling common Latin constructions
settles even that point, as it's perfectly reasonable to assume
Milton's English would be Latin inflected.  But looking at the
sentence purely as a written English sentence, it is a little odd.

But then, it's poetry.

Jim R


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