[Milton-L] BBC and Milton's lost poem COSMOS
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Thu Dec 11 08:55:45 EST 2008
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
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
> 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).
> On 12/9/08 11:14 PM, "John Geraghty" <johnegeraghty at hotmail.com>
>> I couldn't resist pointing this one out from the BBC:
>> "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
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