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Unformatted text preview: ENGL 220 Milton Professor John Rogers Milton, Power, and the Power of Milton There are some Divines that tell us, that in the frame of this lower World God proceeded from the less to the more perfect; and thereupon, according to them, the Woman's being created last will not be a very great argument to debase the dignity of the Female Sex. If some of the Men own this, `tis the more likely to be true: The Great Milton , a very grave Author, brings in Adam thus speaking to Eve , in his Paradise Lost , lib. 9: O fairest of Creation? last and best Of all God's Works. ---Lady Mary Chudleigh, The Female Preacher (1699) Patience and Submission are the only Comforts that are left to a poor People, who groan under Tyranny, unless they are Strong enough to break the Yoke. . . Not Milton himself would cry up liberty to poor Female Slaves , or plead for the Lawfulness of Resisting a Private Tyranny....
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This note was uploaded on 08/24/2010 for the course ENGL 220 taught by Professor Rogers during the Winter '08 term at Yale.

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