[Milton-L] prohi-BITS / She Resort

Marlene Edelstein malkaruth2000 at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Jan 7 09:00:45 EST 2010

--- On Thu, 7/1/10, Dario Rivarossa <dario.rivarossa at gmail.com> wrote:

... Soon had his crew
Opened into the hill a spacious wound
And digged out ribs of gold...
                              (PL I: 688-690)

The building of Pandemonium as the infernal version of the creation of Eve.

Carolyn Merchant quotes this passage in The Death of Nature, tracing classical and Renaissance sources for what she calls 'narrative constraints against the mining of Mother Earth'.


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