[Milton-L] the "universe" glyph in PL III.419

Jameela Lares Jameela.Lares at usm.edu
Thu Aug 12 18:09:14 EDT 2010

Er, why not ask David Kastan about the cover design?

Jameela Lares
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From: milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu [milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu] On Behalf Of Jacque Wernimont [jacque.wernimont at gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2010 3:44 PM
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Subject: [Milton-L] the "universe" glyph in PL III.419

Dear Milton list members,

I'm currently scanning through the list archives but don't yet find a subject heading that seems to speak to my question. I'm wondering if anyone knows the origin of the glyph that is reproduced (produced?) in Hackett edition of PL (Kastan ed.) at III.419 that looks something like a backward greek numeral three. It looks as though its glossed as "universe" -- but it really could just be a printing error since there is no marginal indicator in that line despite the gloss. The glyph is not present in the Norton second edition and I can't find anything on it online. I'll likely wander down to the Huntington to see what I can turn up there. In the meantime, does anyone have any information on this weird little character, I'd be most grateful.

Jacque Wernimont
Assistant Professor of English
Scripps College

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