[Milton-L] birthday greetings

Gardner Campbell gardner.campbell at gmail.com
Sat Dec 9 09:35:35 EST 2017


Happy birthday, John Milton. A nation turns its lonely eyes to you.

In an interesting coincidence, Pope Francis is engaging with a most
Miltonic question at this very time: https://nyti.ms/2BPf0br

Best wishes to all my fellow Miltonauts.

Gardner

On Sat, Dec 9, 2017 at 8:38 AM, Kemmer Anderson <kanderso at mccallie.org>
wrote:

> *Happy Birthday John Milton, Englishman*
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>  Milton’s eyes marched across Homer’s Greek verse
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> With the form of epic shaping his mind,
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> Turning language into scenes he might find
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> Grafted on Athena’s tree: a diverse
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> Fruit with olive shine fated to reverse
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> Our course through Virgil’s poetics to bind
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> The sentence round Eden’s tree with the kind
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> Of words that grow disputes when we converse
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> With knowledge of good and evil on our tongue.
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> To be that apple in the hand of Eve
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> And know by that Delphic oracle
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> The dichotomy of nature’s sound sung
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> By the serpent whose prose made us believe
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> A lie.  Speech fell, then grew rhetorical
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> Until our hero’s words made a King leave.
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> Kemmer Anderson
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> On Sat, Dec 9, 2017 at 3:26 AM, <dugdalebradley at btinternet.com> wrote:
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>> Dear Milton Enthusiasts
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>> We too are celebrating JM’s 409th birthday with gathering at Milton’s
>> Cottage with drinks and food reflecting JM’s period!
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>> Greetings all of you around the world celebrating the profound legacy of
>> this great man.
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>> Best wishes
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>> John Dugdale Bradley
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>> Trustee – Milton’s Cottage Trust
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>> *From:* milton-l-bounces at richmond.edu [mailto:milton-l-bounces at richm
>> ond.edu] *On Behalf Of *Carol Barton, PhD, CPCM
>> *Sent:* 08 December 2017 22:33
>> *To:* milton-l at richmond.edu
>> *Subject:* Re: [Milton-L] birthday greetings
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>> Still the 8th, here, John (for 6-1/2 hours more, anyway), but yes—Happy
>> Birthday, JM!
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>> On Dec 8, 2017, at 5:02 PM, John Hale <john.hale at otago.ac.nz> wrote:
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>> Here in New Zealand John Milton's birth day is well begun by now (11 am).
>> It's being marked at 1pm and 3pm by puppet performances of *Paradise
>> Lost*, with period music. It's being done by the Dunedin Medieval
>> Society. I'll report on any illumination I get from it.
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>> Meanwhile, I hope all colleagues will enjoy the day our man turns 408.
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>> John Hale​
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>> John Hale
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