[Milton-L] Milton and the chalice

JCarl Bellinger dionhalic at gmail.com
Mon Nov 16 10:09:43 EST 2015


Thank you, Sara van den Berg!
-Carl
ps What a lovely conception: "wooden chalices and golden priests." But
I wonder if chalices ever were made of wood.

On Saturday, November 14, 2015, Sara van den Berg <vandens at slu.edu> wrote:

> Miltpon refers to "the Communion Chalice" in *Eikonoklastes*.3.558.3
> (Stern and Kollmeier, *Prose Concordance*).
> He also attacks the change from "wooden chalices and golden priests" in
> "former times" to '"golden Chalices and wooden Priests" (*Of Reformation *1.557.15-16).
> Elsewhere he declares, "For golden chalices and wooden Priests, thank your
> selves" (*Animadversions * 1.717.23).
>
> There are no examples of "grail" in Milton's prose, but the Concordance
> lists several references to "cup." I don't know if any o them would be
> useful to you.
>
> Sara van den Berg
>
> On Sat, Nov 14, 2015 at 6:54 PM, JCarl Bellinger <dionhalic at gmail.com
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','dionhalic at gmail.com');>> wrote:
>
>> Does Milton anywhere mention chalice, cup, grail?
>> -Carl
>>
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