[Milton-L] Punctuation in 4.751-52

Steve Fallon sfallon at nd.edu
Wed Oct 10 15:05:54 EDT 2012

I agree with Michael's point below.

In the Modern Library edition we went with the comma at the end of 751 in conformity with our decision to be conservative in altering the punctuation of editions in Milton's lifetime.  We were more interventionist in modernizing the punctuation of Milton's prose.


On Oct 10, 2012, at 2:48 PM, "Michael Gillum" <mgillum at unca.edu<mailto:mgillum at unca.edu>> wrote:

In modern punctuation, I think you would either bracket "in Paradise" with two commas or use neither. It seems to be a parenthetical expression. Outside of Paradise, marital sex is not the sole propriety, the only thing that is proper to ("property of," sort of) a particular person or partnership.

On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 12:24 PM, Feisal Mohamed <f.mohamed00 at gmail.com<mailto:f.mohamed00 at gmail.com>> wrote:

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