[Milton-L] Wordsworth?

Mario A. DiCesare dicesare1 at mindspring.com
Sun Mar 25 13:06:08 EDT 2012


Good luck, Carrol!!!

Mario

On 3/25/2012 12:49 PM, Carrol Cox wrote:
>
> Though I had read it several times, I only actually 'discovered' the 
> Prelude a couple years before my eyes failed me. Early in Book 1 he 
> echoes the final lines of PL, re a place of rest. I haven't read much 
> commentary on the Prelude & can't recommend any. I think most editions 
> of the poem have a footnote at least noting the echo & the implicit 
> claims such an echo carries for the poem. I think epic poets have to 
> be a bit arrogant ever even to start their poems. And to challenge 
> comparison with PL is pretty impressive. If current trials of surgical 
> treatment of macular degeneration pan out soon enough to help an 
> octogenarian, the Prelude may be the first book I pick up. I'm not, 
> however, as they say holding my breath.
>
> Carrol
>
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> Carol,
>
> I'm a lurker who enjoys the discussions on this list.
>
> Can you recommend an article on Wordsworth's beginning the Prelude 
> where "Milton left off"?  I've never heard or thought of that before.
>
> Thank you,
>
> Christine in Baltimore
>
>
>
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> *From: *"Carrol Cox" <cbcox at ilstu.edu>
> *To: *"John Milton Discussion List" <milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
> *Sent: *Saturday, March 24, 2012 8:51:15 PM
> *Subject: *Re: [Milton-L] Hello, everyone....
>
> Vondell Jones: "I am interested in discussing how the poem transforms 
> itself
> from a Romanitic poem to a Tragic poem."
>
> I never thought of it as a tragedy? Wordsworth was able to begin the 
> Prelude
> where Milton left off -- he couldn't have done that with a tragic poem.
>
> Carrol
>
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