[Milton-L] John Shawcross sad news

ACHSAH GUIBBORY aguibbor at barnard.edu
Wed Mar 9 07:39:49 EST 2011


Yes, Julia, my feelings exactly. And I'll always treasure dancing with him
to cajun music in Baton Rouge at the Donne Conference. Elegant, kind, sweet,
brilliant, funny, and so giving. His warm smile of greeting, with a little
wicked glint in his eye--the best.... God bless, indeed.
Achsah

On Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 9:39 PM, Julia Walker <walker at geneseo.edu> wrote:

> He was the sweetest man -- kind, funny, generous, always eager to help an
> ABD or an old friend.
>
> And then there was his scholarship . . . .
>
> God bless.
>
> jmw
>
>
>  On Mar 8, 2011, at 9:28 PM, Jenn Lewin wrote:
>
>
> Dear all, John Shawcross died tonight at 7pm.
>
> Jenn
>
>  ------------------------------
> *From: *Tony Demarest <tonydemarest at hotmail.com>;
> *To: *<milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>;
> *Subject: *RE: [Milton-L] John Shawcross
> *Sent: *Tue, Mar 8, 2011 12:39:28 PM
>
>   I know of Dr Shawcross only through his writing- yes, he is one of the
> giants.
>
> Tony
>
> ------------------------------
> Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 07:27:42 -0500
> Subject: Re: [Milton-L] John Shawcross
> From: aguibbor at barnard.edu
> To: milton-l at lists.richmond.edu
>
> I feel the same, Lee. He befriended me in an elevator at my first Milton
> Dinner (1970!), and remembered me the very next time. He's been a most
> wonderful friend and colleague over the years. I'm sure there are so many of
> us who feel immense indebtedness and are grateful for the debt!
> Achsah
>
> On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 3:02 PM, <LEEJACOBUS at aol.com> wrote:
>
>  John is one of those wonderful Miltonists who befriended me when I was a
> young beginner and who has remained both friend and mentor ever since.  He
> is indeed very much in my thoughts and prayers.  He is one of our giants.
>
> Lee Jacobus
>
> *http://literatureartandideas.blogspot.com
> http://www.leejacobus.com
> http://www.hammonassethouse.com
>
>  In a message dated 3/7/2011 2:49:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> jennlewin at yahoo.com writes:
>
>
> Dear all:  John hasn't been doing well, after having suffered a mild stroke
> a few days ago.  He is in hospice care in Lexington and his nephew is with
> him.  I'm sure he'll have been glad to be kept in your thoughts.
>
> Jenn
>
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>  *Julia M Walker*
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