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

Michael Gillum mgillum at unca.edu
Thu Oct 18 17:35:42 EDT 2012


Thank you, John, but that's no excuse for me!

On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 4:38 PM, John Leonard <jleonard at uwo.ca> wrote:

> 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**@nd.edu <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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