[Milton-L] Query on scansion

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Sat Sep 14 11:25:10 EDT 2013


Jameela,

I don't know about Hunter, but I think "For solitude sometimes is best society" (PL IX.249) is sometimes quoted as an example of an Alexandrine.

George


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>From: Jameela Lares <jameela.lares at usm.edu>
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>Subject: [Milton-L] Query on scansion
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>Colleagues,
>
>Is it true that William Hunter once said that there was only one line in PL that was not decasyllabic? And if so, where? and which one?
>
>I realize, of course, that the query is complicated by arguments about how certain lines should be scanned.
>
>Jameela Lares
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