[Milton-L] Norvegers

J. Michael Gillum mgillum at ret.unca.edu
Sat Jan 18 09:59:46 EST 2014


But John Leonard's reminder that Satan is associated with the north is a
valuable point. Of course, in PL, Lucifer's barony was in the north of
Heaven.


On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 6:37 PM, Carol Barton, Ph.D., CPCM <
cbartonphd1 at verizon.net> wrote:

>  Ockham's Razor. Why settle for a simple explanation, when a complex one
> will do?
>
>
> Thanks, Michael, and happy new year to all!
>
> Carol Barton
>
>  *From:* Michael Gillum <mgillum at unca.edu>
> *Sent:* Friday, January 17, 2014 10:55 AM
> *To:* John Milton Discussion List <milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
> *Subject:* Re: [Milton-L] Norvegers
>
> The simple answer to why the whale is in Norway foam is that northern
> Norwegian waters around the island of Spitsbergen (not the Baltic) were the
> primary European hunting grounds for whales. British whalers and others
> operated there during the seventeenth century.
>
>
> http://www.spitsbergen-svalbard.com/spitsbergen-information/history/17th-century-whaling.html
>
>
> On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 3:11 PM, JD Fleming <jfleming at sfu.ca> wrote:
>
>>  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:
>>
>> Why 2 references to Norway in PL 1 (203 and 293)? Why are both the foam
>> and the pine Norwegian? Why Norway?
>>
>> Having two grandparents from Bergen, I ask. JD Fleming
>>
>> --
>> James Dougal Fleming
>> Associate Professor
>> Department of English
>> Simon Fraser University
>> 778-782-4713
>>
>> "Upstairs was a room for travelers. ‘You know, I shall take it for the
>> rest of my life,’ Vasili Ivanovich is reported to have said as soon as he
>> had entered it."
>> -- Vladimir Nabokov, *Cloud, Castle, Lake*
>>
>>
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