[Milton-L] Milton and popular culture, a distant echo

John Leonard jleonard at uwo.ca
Thu Oct 18 16:38:12 EDT 2012


The couplet Steve quoted is from "L'Allegro", but Michael is also right 
to hear an echo of the masque. Comus might not "trip" the light 
fantastic, but he does "beat the ground / In a light fantastic round" (144).

On 18/10/2012 4:16 PM, Jameela Lares wrote:
> The line is from "L'Allegro," of course, not the masque.
>
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> Then of course there's
>
> Boys and girls together, me and Mamie O'Rourke
> Tripped the light fantastic on the sidewalks of New York.
>
> I had no idea what that line meant until I read "Comus."
>
> Michael
>
> On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 10:55 AM, Steve Fallon <sfallon at nd.edu<mailto:sfallon at nd.edu>> wrote:
> Come, and trip it as ye go
> On the light fantastic toe.
>
> http://bit.ly/3fqoy4
>
> Click play
>
> Steve Fallon
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