A Dictionary of Puns in Milton’s English Poetry by Edward Semple Le Comte

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Ere he arrive The happy isle; (a) come to, reach. (b) L. ety. ad+ripa (to the bank): cf. "isle". Paterson. arrive ii 409 This is mere moral babble, and direct Against the canon laws of our foundation; (a) nonsense, prating. (b) ref. to Tower of Babel- confusion: cf. "foundation". babble C, 807 There Babylon, the wonder ofall tongues, Babylon PR 3, 280 (a) Identification with Babel (cf. xii 342-3). Parish, "An Unrecognized Pun". (b) babble on. LeComte, Milton's Unchanging Mind, p. 110. back vi 562 if they .

B) fetched = {1) made to go by constraining force. Lockwood. (2) restored to consciousness. Carey. casts iii 634 But first he casts to change his proper shape, (a) considers how. (b) contrives, schemes. Lockwood. (c) determines. Elledge. *(d) selects actor for a play. Potter (Broadbent). (e) molds liquid metal. Potter (Broadbent). (f) throws off (clothes, appearance). Ricks. (The word was so used charge 25 and now the thickened sky Like a dark ceiling stood; (a) overhead covering of a room. (b) ref.

B) goes with "speak": only Milton was weak. Hodge (Broadbent). by sinews weak Vac, 1 The sound ofblust'ring winds, which all night long Had roused the sea, now with hoarse cadence lull (a) measure or beat of music. (b) fall of voice (at the end of a period). Holmes. cadence ii 287 Now was the sun in western cadence low From noon, and gentle airs due at their hour (a) sinking down, declination (L. cadere). (b) musical rhythm (cf. ''airs") of a dying fall. Ricks, p. 107. cadence x 92 And calculate the stars, calculate viii 80 (a) compute the number of.

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