[Milton-L] Milton's Prelapsarian Cosmos

James Rovira jamesrovira at gmail.com
Tue Jan 5 17:53:17 EST 2010


Jeffery --

Do you think Fowler is speaking metaphorically, rather than literally
describing Milton's cosmos?  In other words, he believes Milton's universe
is very fixed and orderly.  He may have similarly said that he was born on
the due date.

Jim R

On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 5:04 PM, Horace Jeffery Hodges <
jefferyhodges at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Thanks, Michael. I had suspected that a "civil day" was a convention, but I
> coulldn't figure out what sort of convention existed in a prelapsarian
> Paradise.
>
> My more pressing question is this:
>
>
> "How does Fowler know that the "sun remains constantly in the same sign"?
> Is this an inference, or does Milton state this somewhere? *PL* 10.329
> notes that 'the sun in Aries rose,' but would it have always remained there
> in an unfallen world? If so, why?"
>
> Could somebody clarify this for me? Why does Fowler state that the sun
> would always be in the same sign, presumably Aries?
>
> Jeffery Hodges
>
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