[Milton-L] Peter Ackroyd examines Milton

Paul Miller pm9 at comcast.net
Sat Feb 23 15:02:25 EST 2008

As Sara van den Berg noted we are limited to the subjective viewpoint and 
spacial placement of the messenger within the poem. From that point of view 
we could speculate that the words were spoken or not and this would remain 
an unknown within the narrative. I don't see much ambiguity in the 
description of prayer from the messenger's viewpoint.

Paul Miller

So Hills amid the Air encounterd Hills
Hurl'd to and fro with jaculation dire,
That under ground, they fought in dismal
shade --- Paradise Lost 

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