[Milton-L] Lo-o-o-ng

Carrol Cox cbcox at ilstu.edu
Fri Jun 24 20:12:39 EDT 2011


A friend in grad school (mid-'50s) would sing the lines from Lycidas 
begining, "Weep no more" with a "country" twang. No match for Hank 
Williams of course.

Carrol

On 6/24/2011 12:35 PM, Kemmer Anderson wrote:
> Thnaks John, I just printed out my paper on Sonnet 23. I just refered to
> Donald Hall/s "Without,", but you have got the eye and ear for truth. I
> should have known your were a "country" genteman. Now I need to write about
> Milton's sonnet 1 Nightingale and Hank Williams's whip-poor-will. iI hope to
> see you in Murfreesboro.....Nashville sound....My grandfather woke us up to
> WSM when we use to visit.  Kemmer
>
> On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 7:09 PM, John Leonard<jleonard at uwo.ca>  wrote:
>
>> **
>> There is only one scholarly authority who can resolve this question.  I
>> refer of course to the great Hank Williams Sr.
>>
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JczEyQHBLEw
>>
>> 0.35 and 1.05 will solve all the problems.
>>
>> John Leonard
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> *From:* Michael Gillum<mgillum at unca.edu>
>> *To:* John Milton Discussion List<milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
>> *Sent:* Thursday, June 23, 2011 1:10 PM
>> *Subject:* Re: [Milton-L] Poetry Daily
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>> Phonologically speaking, one could stretch out the L, the O, or the N, but
>> not the G. But doubling the O in writing would seem to change the vowel
>> sound, according to our conventions of spelling.
>>
>> Michael
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>> On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 4:18 PM, Horace Jeffery Hodges<
>> jefferyhodges at yahoo.com>  wrote:
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>>>   Interesting that the poet wanted to lengthen "long" with a double "n"
>>> rather than a double "o" . . . and just because of Milton's "dimm"-ness? Or
>>> would "lonng" seem longer than "loong"? (Or rather, "lo-ong"?)
>>>
>>> Jeffery Hodges
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>>> *From:* Nancy Charlton<nbcharlton at comcast.net>
>>> *To:* John Milton Discussion List<milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
>>> *Sent:* Thu, June 23, 2011 3:39:32 AM
>>> *Subject:* [Milton-L] Poetry Daily
>>>
>>> Forgive the violation of the one-a-day rule, but I thought you'd all enjoy
>>> this poem by Mark Doty. By weaving an account dreadful happening with a
>>> mythology, it creates a worthwhile subjective spin that redeems the
>>> dreadfulness.  And incidentally, employs an unusual Milton reference:
>>>
>>> . . . (I want to spell *long*
>>>
>>> with two n's, as Milton spelled
>>> *dim* with a double m
>>> to intensify the gloom of hell)
>>>
>>> http://poems.com/poem.php?date=15148
>>>
>>> Nancy Charlton
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