[Milton-L] Milton's 400th at Jeffery's Seoul Apartment, December 9th, 2008

Horace Jeffery Hodges jefferyhodges at yahoo.com
Sat Dec 6 04:44:58 EST 2008


Thank you, Cynthia. On my Tuesday and your Monday, let us join in a traditional wassail for Milton . . . or Miltun . . . and for each other.
 
As an aside, your message has recalled to me my first encounter with classical studies. I was perhaps 9 or 10 and had just discovered that the iron frame of my bed could serve as an antenna for radio waves. I had a radio that needed only to be attached to the iron bedstead with an alligator clip, and without benefit of battery, I could listen endlessly to stations all over the South . . . and to WLS, Chicago.
 
One of the Southern stations had a comedian presenting a skit from ancient Rome:
 
Caesar greeting Brutus: "Hail, Brutus."
 
Brutus responding: "Hail, yes!"
 
Thus did your response bring back old memories of me lying on my bed above a dirt floor in my grandma's Arkansas Ozark basement...
 
Thanks for the memory.
 
Jeffery Hodges

--- On Fri, 12/5/08, gilliaca at jmu.edu <gilliaca at jmu.edu> wrote:


From: gilliaca at jmu.edu <gilliaca at jmu.edu>
Subject: Re: [Milton-L] Milton's 400th at Jeffery's Seoul Apartment, December 9th, 2008
To: "John Milton Discussion List" <milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
Date: Friday, December 5, 2008, 6:47 AM                               
>                                                        
>   "Better to rain in hell than hail in heaven."        
>                                                        
>                                     - Juhn Miltun      
     "Hail, yes!" 

Cynthia A. Gilliatt
English Department, JMU, ret.
JMU Safe Zones supporter
"You have made God in your own image when God hates the same people you
hate." Fr. John Weston
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