<div dir="ltr">I agree with Jameela about that phrase, but I think Hope gets the literary history mostly right in his introduction.<div><br></div><div>In the poem by &quot;Milton,&quot; note that he starts off in Miltonish blank verse, but parodies Dryden&#39;s style in the last 18 lines.</div></div><div class="gmail_extra"><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 2:01 PM, Jameela Lares <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:jameela.lares@usm.edu" target="_blank">jameela.lares@usm.edu</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">





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 I regularly teach them in survey classes.<u></u><u></u></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">I would like to know what others think about this opening comment, but I do not want to head off further discussion of more interesting bits later on.
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Jameela Lares, Ph.D.<u></u><u></u></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">From:</span></b><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"> <a href="mailto:milton-l-bounces@richmond.edu" target="_blank">milton-l-bounces@richmond.edu</a> [mailto:<a href="mailto:milton-l-bounces@richmond.edu" target="_blank">milton-l-bounces@<wbr>richmond.edu</a>]
<b>On Behalf Of </b>J. Michael Gillum<br>
<b>Sent:</b> Wednesday, February 01, 2017 11:56 AM<br>
<b>To:</b> John Milton Discussion List &lt;<a href="mailto:Milton-L@richmond.edu" target="_blank">Milton-L@richmond.edu</a>&gt;<br>
<b>Subject:</b> [Milton-L] Milton, Dryden, and A. D. Hope<u></u><u></u></span></p><span class="">
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<p class="MsoNormal">Hope, himself a belated poet of distinction, imagines Milton&#39;s answer to Dryden&#39;s complimentary verses (&quot;Three poets&quot;) in the light of Dryden&#39;s
<i>The Loss of Innocence</i> and the withering of epic possibility..<u></u><u></u></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/hope-a-d/vi-milton-and-dryden-0143006" target="_blank">http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.<wbr>au/poets/hope-a-d/vi-milton-<wbr>and-dryden-0143006</a><u></u><u></u></p>
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