[Milton-L] BBC and Milton's lost poem COSMOS

Yuko Nii wahcenter at earthlink.net
Thu Dec 11 08:55:45 EST 2008


 From Terrance:

Just wanted to add: I actually think Madonna is a wonderful talent.  
Loved her Evita! There are some good and even great things in popular  
culture! Terrance
On Dec 11, 2008, at 2:54 AM, jonnyangel wrote:

> It’s unfortunate that Milton’s birthday received a substantial  
> amount of press predominately in the UK, while in America (where I  
> would argue his influence and ideology is more prevalent), there was  
> nary a word in comparison. Poetry Foundation, etc. didn’t even  
> acknowledge Milton’s 400th birthday, and what he means to the  
> foundation and ideals of America, and, oh yes...”poetry” as well.
>
> >From the separation of church and state, to one’s “free- 
> will” (through freedom of press) to read what you like, John Milton  
> was more American (in those ideals) than he lived to see. So the  
> question is, why was his influence (on his 400th birthday) virtually  
> ignored (comparatively speaking to the UK) here in America?
>
> I don’t know, but I found it disgusting, and I sent off a few emails  
> in various directions expressing as much.
>
> And John, don’t concern yourself with ‘no more posts for a while’.  
> Feel free to post as much as you like, and I will read every one of  
> them.
>
> In a world where talentless hacks get thousands of responses a day  
> in blogs, bulletin boards, email lists etc, I can’t see any reason  
> that Milton shouldn’t get the same (or more).
>
> Shalom,
>
> Jonny
>
>
>
>
> On 12/9/08 11:14 PM, "John Geraghty" <johnegeraghty at hotmail.com>  
> wrote:
>
>>
>> I couldn't resist pointing this one out from the BBC:
>> http://www.bbc.co.uk/berkshire/content/articles/2008/12/09/milton_horton_feature.shtml
>>
>>
>> "The poet, polemicist and writer of sublime prose is probably best  
>> known for his religious epic, Paradise Lost. While living in Horton  
>> he wrote the poems Cosmos and Lycidas."
>>
>> I promise no more posts for a while
>> -John
>>
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