[Milton-L] Re: John Shawcross: Shoulders

Carol Barton cbartonphd1 at verizon.net
Fri Mar 11 10:14:27 EST 2011

What a lovely way to phrase it, Sherry! A gentle giant, to be sure, 
for all his fee-fie-fo-fumming . . . and the Josh Grobin song lyric 
applies, too:

I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.

He raised almost all of us up to more than we thought we could be, 
colleagues and students alike. For me, it will hit hardest the next 
time I think, "I'd better ask John . . . ." (and that will be true for 
so many of us).

Best to all,


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sherry Zivley" <szivley at uh.edu>
To: "John Milton Discussion List" <milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
Sent: Friday, March 11, 2011 9:58 AM
Subject: [Milton-L] Re: John Shawcross: Shoulders

We often say that this or that writer stands on the shoulders of
giants.  But with John it was the other way around.  We all need to
admit that we are standing on the shoulders of the giant John

I miss him so very, very much.

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