[Milton-L] Re: orthodox doctrine in Milton vs "tasteless" intention

Terrance Lindall tlindall at gmail.com
Fri Dec 17 13:09:55 EST 2010

Carol: Just one more thing. I have a degree in Philosophy as well as
 English Lit. so let me point out that your assertion that a plumber, actor,
or artist may not express opinions on Milton is an *ad hominem fallacy*, id
est, the argument against the man. I might assert that you are not qualified
to reason logically because you are not a philosopher. I do not maintain
that position, of course.

On Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 12:18 PM, Carol Barton <cbartonphd1 at verizon.net>wrote:

> As will I, Jeffrey and Dennis. But thank you for (attempting) to change the
> subject to something less conspicuosly self-indulgent nonetheless. I doubt
> that any Miltonist would presume to lecture Mr. Sirrah on the relative
> merits of any particular school of acting, *so I am at something of a loss
> to understand what makes him think himself qualified to pontificate on
> Milton's shortcomings as a poet.
> *
> Best to all,
> Carol Barton
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Shoulson, Jeffrey" <
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> Subject: Re: [Milton-L] Re: orthodox doctrine in Milton vs "tasteless"
> intention
>  I'll join the chorus of bah-humbugs, Dennis.
>> On Dec 17, 2010, at 12:02 PM, Dennis Danielson wrote:
>>  Am I merely Scrooge-like in my old age (I do know I'm getting
>>> repetitious), or do others too get the impression that discussions on
>>> this list occasionally bang on as if none of the Milton scholarship of
>>> the past thirty years ever saw the light of day?
>>> Or perhaps therein lies a chastening tale about the influence of
>>> scholarship!
>>> DD
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