[Milton-L] PL in one epigram

Dario Rivarossa dario.rivarossa at gmail.com
Fri Jan 16 03:33:23 EST 2015

Dear friends, during the Christmas holidays I worked out some 70
epigrams, one of which is devoted to Paradise Lost. Unfortunately,
they are all based on untranslatable Italian puns. The Miltonian one

     "Sir, peggio

     di così!"

     esclamò Adamo.

Meaning: "Sir, it couldn't be worse than this! -- Adam cried." But
"Sir, peggio" (peggio = worse) sounds like "serpeggio," I snake.

il Tassista / the Tasso Driver

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