[Milton-L] question about writer who justified Milton's blindness

Jameela Lares Jameela.Lares at usm.edu
Wed Feb 13 14:57:19 EST 2013


I seem to recall a later literary figure _quoting_ a woman to that effect.  I hope someone on this list will have more information.

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Dear LH,

If you are looking for a literary representation of that claim, I too would be interested in knowing it. If multiple epistolary claims will do, see the entries indexed as "Milton, John" subcategory "blind" in volume 5 of French's The Life Records of John Milton. New Brunswic: Rutgers UP, 1958. It has some downright abusive comments that Milton's contemporary detractors had to say about his blindness as just desserts.

My best to you.

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Subject: [Milton-L] question about writer who justified Milton's blindness

Hello,

I’m trying to track down a quotation, and am seeking people whose knowledge and memory are superior to mine.

The question: I recall that there was a writer (female) who argued that Milton’s blindness was brought on by his wicked political views and positions on divorce.  Any help with the name or reference would be much appreciated.  LH




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