[Milton-L] Request for help
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Sun Jul 3 22:45:24 EDT 2011
Carrol, Al, Jeffery,
Try Bartleby.com: http://www.bartleby.com/40/2801.html
The whole essay (there weren't more than four books, were there?)
is here, in separate files. You click on <NEXT> at the end of
each. This is a nice layout, Times Roman type, with line
numbers. Bartleby also offers a search facility for individual
words or terms, a de facto concordance. It's not the most
reliable, but it's far ahead of nothing.
You can go Ctrl+ to increase the type size, and after three
presses it is much blacker as well as much larger.
Speaking of Pope, I enjoyed looking at this, which I haven't done
in awhile, and I have a perhaps-trivial question. In II, lines 9-10:
In doubt his mind or body to prefer;
Born but to die, and reas'ning but to err;
"Prefer" is usually pronounced "pree - FUR," at least in
radio-announcer American. "Err" should rhyme with it: "UR." I
like to pronounce "err" as "air" or "ehr" to correspond to the
"err" in "error." The Merriam-Webster website offers both. I
vaguely recall something from Milton where "err" has the rhyming
sound in "error," which is a tad earlier than Pope, so I may be
thinking of something 16th century. Would appreciate any insight
Have a fiery Fourth,
On 7/3/2011 12:23 PM, Carrol Cox wrote:
> My increasing near-blindness has reached the point where it is
> extremely difficult to do web searches. I've been looking for
> an on-line text of the Essay on Man. I've found a text of the
> Second Essay, but none of the whole.
> Does anyone know of such a text?
> Thanks in advance.
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