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

John K Leonard jleonard at uwo.ca
Tue Sep 29 16:45:28 EDT 2015


I read it as Steve does and would not want to add any word in square brackets (a convention I always find intrusive and try to avoid whenever possible).
 
 
All best,
 
John 
 
On 09/29/15, Stephen Buhler <sbuhler1 at unl.edu> wrote: 
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> Perhaps it modifies "weeds" from the previous line?
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> If so, then "in Franciscan weeds think to pass disguised" would be understood.
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>    Stephen M. Buhler
> Aaron Douglas Professor and Vice Chair of English
> University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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>    From: milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu <milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu> on behalf of Duran, Angelica A <duran0 at purdue.edu>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 2:53 PM
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>  Dear scholars,
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> 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:
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> 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)
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> 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:
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>  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)
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> Corrections, confirmations, etc., welcome. Many thanks.
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> Angelica Duran
> Professor, English and Comparative Literature
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