[Milton-L] Wordsworth?

Tristan Saldaña tristandestry at me.com
Sun Mar 25 16:13:54 EDT 2012


Dear Carol:

A green juice by a loved one made 
Can detoxify to nourish cells,
Regenerate the macula,
For to alkalize disease dispels . . .

Tristan

 . . . "time may come when men
With angels may participate, and find 
No inconvenient diet, nor too light fare:
And from these corporal nutriments perhaps
Your bodies may at last turn all to spirit,
Improved by tract of time, and winged ascend
Ethereal, . . ." Paradise Lost (5.493-98)

On Mar 25, 2012, at 9:49 AM, 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
>  
> From: milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu [mailto:milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu] On Behalf Of langwidge at comcast.net
> Sent: Saturday, March 24, 2012 8:17 PM
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> Subject: [Milton-L] Wordsworth?
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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
> 
> 
>  
> 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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