[Milton-L] both because they're his and because they're just

Carol Barton, Ph.D., CPCM cbartonphd1 at verizon.net
Thu Apr 10 17:24:59 EDT 2014

And so said Stanley Fish--long before the rest of us, Carl.

From: JCarl Bellinger 
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2014 3:38 PM
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Subject: Re: [Milton-L] both because they're his and because they're just

«being utter'd with those native colours and graces of speech, as true eloquence the daughter of vertue can best bestow upon her mothers praises, would so incite, and in a manner, charme the multitude into the love of that which is really good, »
It seems the author of PL have a dog in this hunt which this discussion ought to track down. Has 
Milton in some ways constructed the literary fabric of the poem (from which we are quoting) so as to -subliminally- effect changes in our feelings or thoughts or desires? All the while we're kept busy with dazzling image & puzzling argument, we're being systematically hit below the belt of conscious discourse & admiration.


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