[Milton-L] Censorship again

Horace Jeffery Hodges horacejeffery at gmail.com
Wed Aug 8 08:40:54 EDT 2018


Maybe this would also tickle people's fancy:

http://gypsyscholarship.blogspot.com/2018/08/writers-block-4-windfall.html

Jeffery Hodges

On Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 4:35 AM, Jameela Lares <Jameela.Lares at usm.edu> wrote:

> This broken up quotation could now go viral on the internet as poetry, as
> poor John Donne’s Meditation 17 has done.  Is poetry as authoritative as
> prose?
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> Jameela Lares, Professor of English
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> *Abusus non tollit usum.*
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> *From:* milton-l-bounces at richmond.edu <milton-l-bounces at richmond.edu> *On
> Behalf Of *Savoie, John
> *Sent:* Wednesday, August 8, 2018 6:08 AM
> *To:* John Milton Discussion List <milton-l at richmond.edu>
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> *Subject:* Re: [Milton-L] Censorship again
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> Of late I too have grown fond of linebreaking prose;
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> Milton's prose especially rewards the segmentation.
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> *From:* milton-l-bounces at richmond.edu <milton-l-bounces at richmond.edu> on
> behalf of Horace Jeffery Hodges <horacejeffery at gmail.com>
> *Sent:* Wednesday, August 8, 2018 1:48:27 AM
> *To:* John Milton Discussion List
> *Subject:* Re: [Milton-L] Censorship again
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> Here are the words of note by Grace Shulman in her comment
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> on the *Nation*’s apology for publishing a poem many found offensive:
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> Correction: August 5, 2018
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> An earlier version of this article misattributed a quotation;
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> it was Thomas Jefferson, not John Milton,
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> who said that “error of opinion may be tolerated
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> where reason is left free to combat it.”
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> But one can see how Jefferson's view derives from Milton's view in
> *Areopagitica*:
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> And though all the windes of doctrin were let loose
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> to play upon the earth, so Truth be in the field,
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> we do injuriously, by licencing and prohibiting
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> to misdoubt her strength.
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> Let her and Falshood grapple;
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> who ever knew Truth put to the wors,
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> in a free and open encounter.
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> Her confuting is the best and surest suppressing.
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> Jefferson knew his sources well, no doubt (and I borrowed my Milton
> sources from the Dartmouth site).
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> Jeffery Hodges
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> On Tue, Aug 7, 2018 at 6:48 PM, Nancy Charlton <
> charltonwordorder1 at gmail.com> wrote:
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> On Tue, Aug 7, 2018 at 5:51 PM Horace Jeffery Hodges <
> horacejeffery at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Did you mean to leave a link?
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> Jeffery Hodges
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> Yes. Haste makes waste. Here it is:
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> https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/06/opinion/nation-poem-
> anders-carlson-wee.html
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> On Tue, Aug 7, 2018 at 2:14 PM, Nancy Charlton <
> charltonwordorder1 at gmail.com> wrote:
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> This is Grace Shulman’s comment on the Nation’s apology for publishing a
> poem many found offensive. At the end is a correction of attributing a
> quotation to John Milton a statement actually from Thomas Jefferson.
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> Chain reaction of Trump l’oeil?
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> Nancy Charlton
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