[Milton-L] "The liveliest pair"

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

>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:
>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.
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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