[Milton-L] Fwd: somewhat off topic art question

Nancy Charlton pluscachange at comcast.net
Tue Jan 1 20:49:18 EST 2008


At 12:43 PM 1/1/2008 -0800, you wrote:

>I have not read all of the e-mails in this regard so this may be restating
>the obvious, but the image of the "Sun of righteousness" arising with
>"healing in his wings" is a biblical one.  It is found in Malachi 4:2:
>
>"But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with
>healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the
>stall" (AV)
>
>It is a verse that was especially attractive to Henry Vaughan.
>
>Holly


And remember, Shakespeare opens Richard III with Richard's envious sarcasm:
Now is the winter our discontent
Made glorious summer by this fair sun of York . . .
Nancy Charlton


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