[Milton-L] Milton's Eldest Daughter

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Mon Jul 8 10:56:47 EDT 2013


You have probably already looked here, but in his biography of Milton (the original 1968 edition), Parker cites Phillips (Darbishire's edition) and "court proceedings incident to Milton's oral will on Anne's disability."  Parker also speculates interestingly that Anne "was a retarded child" as well as physically disabled.  He does not cite any comments from Milton himself  (Parker,Vol. II, 936, n. 61).  Anyway,I had the biography at hand.  

All best,


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>From: "Harper, Dave LTC MIL USA USMA" <Dave.Harper at usma.edu>
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>Subject: [Milton-L] Milton's Eldest Daughter
>Those of you who subscribed to my humble blog (thank you!) already know I've been thinking recently about the iconic image and legend of Milton dictating PL to his daughters. I'm wondering if anyone here is aware of Milton making reference to Anne's disability? I seem to recall reading a comment in one of his letters or pamphlet that may have obliquely referred to her, but I can't seem to find it now. Thanks!
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