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<div id="divRpF76267" style="direction: ltr; "><font face="Tahoma" size="2" color="#000000"><b>From:</b> milton-l-bounces@lists.richmond.edu [milton-l-bounces@lists.richmond.edu] on behalf of Julia Walker [walker@geneseo.edu]<br>
<b>Sent:</b> Tuesday, March 08, 2011 9:39 PM<br>
<b>To:</b> John Milton Discussion List<br>
<b>Subject:</b> Re: [Milton-L] John Shawcross sad news<br>
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<div>He was the sweetest man -- kind, funny, generous, always eager to help an ABD or an old friend. &nbsp;
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<div>And then there was his scholarship . . . .
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<div>God bless.</div>
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<div>jmw<br>
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<div>On Mar 8, 2011, at 9:28 PM, Jenn Lewin wrote:</div>
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Dear all, John Shawcross died tonight at 7pm. <br>
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<b><span style="font-weight:bold">From:</span> </b>Tony Demarest &lt;<a href="mailto:tonydemarest@hotmail.com" target="_blank">tonydemarest@hotmail.com</a>&gt;;
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<b><span style="">To:</span> </b>&lt;<a href="mailto:milton-l@lists.richmond.edu" target="_blank">milton-l@lists.richmond.edu</a>&gt;;
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<b><span style="">Subject:</span> </b>RE: [Milton-L] John Shawcross <br>
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<td valign="top" style="font:inherit">I know of Dr Shawcross only through his writing- yes, he is one of the giants.
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Subject: Re: [Milton-L] John Shawcross<br>
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To: <a href="mailto:milton-l@lists.richmond.edu" target="_blank">milton-l@lists.richmond.edu</a><br>
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<div>I feel the same, Lee. He befriended me in an elevator at my first Milton Dinner (1970!), and remembered me the very next time. He's been a most wonderful friend and colleague over the years. I'm sure there are so many of us who feel immense indebtedness
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<div class="ecxgmail_quote">On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 3:02 PM, <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a rel="nofollow" href="UrlBlockedError.aspx" target="_blank">LEEJACOBUS@aol.com</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br>
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<div><font size="4">John is one of those wonderful Miltonists who befriended me when I was a young beginner and who has remained both friend and mentor ever&nbsp;since.&nbsp; He is indeed very much in my thoughts and prayers.&nbsp; He is one of our giants.</font></div>
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<div>In a message dated 3/7/2011 2:49:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, <a rel="nofollow" href="UrlBlockedError.aspx" target="_blank">
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Dear all:&nbsp; John hasn't been doing well, after having suffered a mild stroke a few days ago.&nbsp; He is in hospice care in Lexington and his nephew is with him.&nbsp; I'm sure he'll have been glad to be kept in your thoughts.
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 cannot praise a fugitive and&nbsp;</span></span></span></font><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#851610" face="Lucida Calligraphy" size="2"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size:10px; color:rgb(133,22,16); font-family:'Lucida Calligraphy'"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color:rgb(133,22,16); font-family:'Lucida Calligraphy'; font-size:10px"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color:rgb(133,22,16); font-family:'Lucida Calligraphy'; font-size:10px">cloistered&nbsp;</span></span></span></font><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#851610" face="Lucida Calligraphy" size="2"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size:10px; color:rgb(133,22,16); font-family:'Lucida Calligraphy'"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color:rgb(133,22,16); font-family:'Lucida Calligraphy'; font-size:10px"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color:rgb(133,22,16); font-family:'Lucida Calligraphy'; font-size:10px">virtue,&nbsp;</span></span></span></font><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#851610" face="Lucida Calligraphy" size="2"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size:10px; color:rgb(133,22,16); font-family:'Lucida Calligraphy'"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color:rgb(133,22,16); font-family:'Lucida Calligraphy'; font-size:10px"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color:rgb(133,22,16); font-family:'Lucida Calligraphy'; font-size:10px">unexercised&nbsp;</span></span></span></font><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#851610" face="Lucida Calligraphy" size="2"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size:10px; color:rgb(133,22,16); font-family:'Lucida Calligraphy'"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color:rgb(133,22,16); font-family:'Lucida Calligraphy'; font-size:10px"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color:rgb(133,22,16); font-family:'Lucida Calligraphy'; font-size:10px">and&nbsp;</span></span></span></font><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#851610" face="Lucida Calligraphy" size="2"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size:10px; color:rgb(133,22,16); font-family:'Lucida Calligraphy'"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color:rgb(133,22,16); font-family:'Lucida Calligraphy'; font-size:10px"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color:rgb(133,22,16); font-family:'Lucida Calligraphy'; font-size:10px">unbreathed,&nbsp;</span></span></span></font><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#851610" face="Lucida Calligraphy" size="2"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size:10px; color:rgb(133,22,16); font-family:'Lucida Calligraphy'"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color:rgb(133,22,16); font-family:'Lucida Calligraphy'; font-size:10px"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color:rgb(133,22,16); font-family:'Lucida Calligraphy'; font-size:10px">that
 never&nbsp;</span></span></span></font><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#851610" face="Lucida Calligraphy" size="2"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size:10px; color:rgb(133,22,16); font-family:'Lucida Calligraphy'"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color:rgb(133,22,16); font-family:'Lucida Calligraphy'; font-size:10px"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color:rgb(133,22,16); font-family:'Lucida Calligraphy'; font-size:10px">sallies
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