[Milton-L] Areopagitica in the NYPL

Horace Jeffery Hodges jefferyhodges at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 10 14:34:02 EST 2009


After reading James Fleming's point about "balm," that also makes some sense, but I'm going to need to look into his point a bit more -- and go to the OED, as I ought to have done in the first place.
 
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, 1:28 PM


How about "embalmed book"?

Jim R

On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 2:23 PM, Horace Jeffery Hodges
<jefferyhodges at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 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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