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Thomas Festa and Kevin J. Donovan

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781942954811

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781942954811.001.0001

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God’s Grammar

God’s Grammar

Milton’s Parsing of the Divine

(p.145) Chapter Seven God’s Grammar
Scholarly Milton

Russell Hugh McConnell

Liverpool University Press

Milton’s confidence in his powers of poetic sublimity seemingly falters when rendering divine speech. Evidently “in order to adequately discuss the transcendent quality of divinity, Milton’s grammar [particularly regarding verb tenses] must become strange or go (artfully and deliberately) awry.”

Keywords:   Milton, Paradise Lost, Accedence Commenc’t Grammar, Trivium, Grammar

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