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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

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

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781942954811.003.0008

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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