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

Jameela Lares Jameela.Lares at usm.edu
Thu Oct 18 20:23:09 EDT 2012


Ah, right. He liked that line, didn't he?  Not that Milton is beyond quoting himself.  Sometimes in the next line.

Jameela Lares
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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.
>
> Jameela Lares
> Professor of English
> The University of Southern Mississippi
> 118 College Drive, #5037
> Hattiesburg, MS  39406-0001
> 601 266-4319 ofc
> 601 266-5757 fax
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> From: milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu [milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu] on behalf of Michael Gillum [mgillum at unca.edu]
> Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2012 3:04 PM
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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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