[Milton-L] A.E. Housman Misquoted on John Milton

Dario Rivarossa dario.rivarossa at gmail.com
Mon Jun 6 15:22:07 EDT 2011


I think that Milton could have many reasons to use "ways" instead of
"will". Fundamentally, "will" implies an immediate mental decision,
while "ways" suggests the long, difficult, manifold path of Providence
through human history. See Letter to Hebrew 1.1.

Besides "ways" - imho - better arises the issue of "method" ( = on the
road, literally), of "criteria" which have been followed, and are
needed in order to "justify" the decision of God's will.


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