[Milton-L] Language epochs

Windsor, Timothy twindsor at georgian.edu
Wed Dec 12 18:48:10 EST 2018

If I may, here's one more to add the great list already compiled here by others: Thomas O'Hagan's "Bethlehem."


Tim Windsor

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Thank you, Salwa; a Merry Christmas to you and to all on this list.

Thank you all for your recent comments re: Milton's great Christmas ode.


Tim Windsor


"yet at his Birth a Starr / Unseen before in Heav'n proclaims him come" (PL 12.360-1).

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If I may add to that C. S. Lewis’s “The Turn of the Tide” which describes the historical impact of the Nativity on the universe.  A beautiful poem, well crafted, it is one of Lewis’s powerful poems. It easily compares with Milton’s Nativity Ode. In fact it was influenced by it. There’s also Lewis’s “The Nativity” which describes the speaker’s relationship to Christ.

Salwa Khoddam, PhD.
Professor of English, Emerita
Oklahoma City University
4436 NW 60th Place
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Dear Jeremy,

I am away from campus so I cannot check the attachment against the originals – I know I corrected some typos. But here is what I have students read along with Milton’s “On the Morning.” Best wishes for a great course.



Angelica Duran
English, Comparative Literature, Religious Studies (Director, 2009-13)
Purdue University, 500 Oval Drive - Heavilon Hall
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 U.S.A.

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Dear Nancy Charlton and others on the list (if I may be so bold),

Because you brought up Milton's so-called Nativity Ode in the context of other Christmas poems, I thought it might be okay to ask a related question. Do you have a list of "all the Christmas poetry up through the 18th century" and even beyond? I am scheduled to teach a course on Milton next fall, and I'm interested in other Christmas poems to put in conversation with Milton's ode. Thank you.

Jeremy Larson, PhD
Assistant Professor
Regent University
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