[Milton-L] Milton's 'English' Skills

Carrol Cox cbcox at ilstu.edu
Thu Aug 14 12:25:08 EDT 2008


What still could not be understood evenn in Pope's day was the
importance of the finnal -e, so it was a widespread opinion that
Chaucer's poems would not scan. Pope: "And such as Chaucer is, shall
Dryden be." (Quoted from memory; my eyes are too far gone to scan
through a text to find a line.)

Carrol



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