[Milton-L] "knew not eating death"

richard strier rastrier at uchicago.edu
Mon Aug 2 10:25:45 EDT 2010


"And KNEW not EATing DEATH // Sate [or sache] YATE at LENGTH."

Treating "satiate" as di- rather than tri- clears it all up.  Perfect iambic.



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>Date: Sun, 1 Aug 2010 21:48:17 -0700 (PDT)
>From: Horace Jeffery Hodges <jefferyhodges at yahoo.com>  
>Subject: [Milton-L] "knew not eating death"  
>To: John Milton Discussion List <milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
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>   How would one scan this line (PL 9.792):
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>   "And knew not eating death: Satiate at length"
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>   Is the scanning significantly different from its
>   context (PL 9.791-4):
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>   Greedily she ingorg'd without restraint,
>   And knew not eating Death: Satiate at length,
>   And hight'nd as with Wine, jocond and boon,
>   Thus to her self she pleasingly began.
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>   Where could I find a metrical analysis of PL?
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>   Jeffery Hodges
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