[Milton-L] MaS- milton-l, paradise of fools passage

Stephen Buhler sbuhler1 at unl.edu
Tue Sep 29 16:05:50 EDT 2015


Dear Angelica:


Perhaps it modifies "weeds" from the previous line?


If so, then "in Franciscan weeds think to pass disguised" would be understood.


With every good wish,


Steve


Stephen M. Buhler
Aaron Douglas Professor and Vice Chair of English
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
sbuhler1 at unl.edu



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Dear scholars,

I am working through how to integrate the following passage into a sentence of my own but am having trouble because the grammar of the passage itself:

And they who to be sure of Paradise
Dying put on the weeds of Dominic,
Or in Franciscan think to pass disguised; (PL 3. 478-80)

I take this passage to refer to folks who wear the robes (as glosses say) of Dominic or of Francis, so that there is an implied word "garb" or "apparel" I line 480, as follows:

And they who to be sure of Paradise
Dying put on the weeds of Dominic,
Or in Franciscan [grab] think to pass disguised; (PL 3. 478-80)

Corrections, confirmations, etc., welcome. Many thanks.
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Adios,
Angelica Duran
Professor, English and Comparative Literature
Director, Religious Studies (2009-13)
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