[Milton-L] Milton Judges in SA

Carrol Cox cbcox at ilstu.edu
Sun Feb 24 14:23:17 EST 2008

Paul Miller wrote:
> Jim
> Most argument does assert something and as for descending I will leave that
> alone. I didn't say that Milton wrote SA as a direct narrative
> representation of the biblical account just that where he differs from
> scripture it is usually obvious. We only have the messenger's account in SA
> and from that vantage point he couldn't hear the prayer and seeing the
> moving lips of an inclined head at a distance may not be in the realm of the

Milton made it that way; he _chose_ to present it ambiguously. There are
innumerable ways in which it would have been possible to avoid ambiguity
but Milton _chose_ to present it through a witness not privy to that
truth. The ambiguity is DELIBERATE.


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