[Milton-L] "The liveliest pair"

gilliaca at jmu.edu gilliaca at jmu.edu
Wed Oct 21 10:38:35 EDT 2009



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>Dear All,
>
>What do you call a vocal "typo"? The most amusing one I recall during a 
>discussion among Miltonists years ago was in the passage in Book IV:
>
>Subjection...
>by her yielded, by him best received,
>Yielded with coy submission, modest pride,
>And sweet reluctant amorous dismay. IV.308-11.
>

A swapping of initial letters is a Spoonerism: "Our queer dean" for "Our dear queen." But that's not what we have here.
Hmmm.
C
Cynthia A. Gilliatt
English Department, JMU, ret.
JMU Safe Zones supporter
"You have made God in your own image when God hates the same people you hate." Fr. John Weston


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