[Milton-L] Eve's curls (reply to William Moeck)

alan horn alanshorn at gmail.com
Thu Sep 3 22:30:08 EDT 2009


> Alan, here's what I was responding to in your post:
>
>
> "Where does it say any of this [i.e., that "M. does not give Adam carte
> blanche
> to fall back on ungentle 'sway'"] in the passage? Where is the 'appropriate
> background evidence' to suggest that Milton or any writer of his period
> thought that men had no right to enforce the obedience of their female
> dependents 'if gentleness failed'?"

Oh, I see. I think in responding to Harold Skulsky's specific points
some incoherence crept into my position that further discussion has
clarified for me.

Alan



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