[Milton-L] Norvegers

John K Leonard jleonard at uwo.ca
Thu Jan 16 17:09:31 EST 2014


Perhaps also the traditional association of Satan with the North (Isa. 14. 12), a resonance that comes into other parts of book ("the frozen loyns" of the populous North in the barbarian simile) 
 
On 01/16/14, Hannibal Hamlin <hamlin.hannibal at gmail.com> wrote: 
>    I seem to recall reading that Britain imported Norwegian pines for ship-building. And is the tale set in Norwegian waters because of the legend of the Kraken? The giant sea beasty that is a kind of secular analogue to Leviathan?
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>  On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 3:11 PM, JD Fleming <jfleming at sfu.ca> wrote:
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> >   Dear all--here is a simple question that, perhaps, has been answered more than once. But those answers lie buried in dusty books; so in the spirit of our students, I would like to ask you, who know, directly: 
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> > Why 2 references to Norway in PL 1 (203 and 293)? Why are both the foam and the pine Norwegian? Why Norway?
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> > Having two grandparents from Bergen, I ask. JD Fleming
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