[Milton-L] Areopagitica in the NYPL

Horace Jeffery Hodges jefferyhodges at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 10 14:23:27 EST 2009


Jim, "embalmed corpse," I understand, but "embalmed blood" is not yet clear to me . . . though this might be due to my ignorance of what things can be embalmed.
 
Jeffery Hodges

--- On Tue, 2/10/09, James Rovira <jamesrovira at gmail.com> wrote:


From: James Rovira <jamesrovira at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Milton-L] Areopagitica in the NYPL
To: "John Milton Discussion List" <milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 8:19 AM


If blood = book in the passage you quoted from A, "A good book is the
precious lifeblood of a master spirit," is it hard to see a book being
embalmed, or better, as the embalmed corpse itself?

Jim R

On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 3:47 AM, Horace Jeffery Hodges
<jefferyhodges at yahoo.com> wrote:
> The connection that I saw was between "the life is the blood" (life-blood)
> and "soul" (linked to "spirit"), but the real problem that I encountered was
> with the embalming of blood.
>
> Jeffery Hodges
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