Meandering with Milton

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Our First Wanderers

The World was all before them, where to choose Thir place of rest, and Providence thir guide: They hand in…

Milton’s Hope

Hope. Listening to the scholars speak on hope today in class felt like a simulation of Milton’s thoughts while writing…

Pain and Fertility

After God’s curse on the land, making it much more difficult to manage, I find the fragment, “with tears/Watering the…

And to Dust…

To pass commodiously this life, sustain’d By him with many comforts, till we end In dust, our final rest and…

~ThE eXpErIeNcE~ (lite)

The readathon lite was a bit of a nerve-wracking experience. Everyone’s heart pounding in their chest hoping they can find…

FRUITS? OK!

Serpent, we might have spar’d our coming hither, Fruitless to mee, though Fruit be here to excess, The credit of…

Understanding Each Perspective

Concerning the creation of Adam and his request to God for a companion, it is not very surprising that in…

Think Up a Companion

Adam presents an odd proposition to God in Book 8: a companion. This is odd because it does not seem…

The Bees and The Ants

It is not surprising that Milton would sneak in political perspectives into Paradise Lost, but the way he did so…

Feminine creative power

The creative power Milton shows Wisdom and “the meaning of Urania” to have, both feminine figures, seems to be correlated…

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