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ENGL 220 Milton Professor John Rogers God and Mammon: The Wealth of Milton's Literary Memory "Ye cannot serve God and mammon." (Mt. 6:24) I cannot praise a fugitive and cloister’d virtue, unexercis’d & unbreath’d, that never sallies out and sees her adversary, but slinks out of the race where that immortal garland is to be run for, not without dust and heat . . . Which was the reason why our sage and serious Poet Spencer , whom I dare be known to think a better teacher than Scotus or Aquinas , describing true temperance under the person of Guion , brings him in with his palmer through the cave of Mammon, and the bowr of earthly blisse that he might see and know, and yet abstain. (Milton, Areopagitica , p. 1006) Then gan a cursed hand the quiet wombe Of his great Grandmother with steele to wound, And then hid treasures in her sacred tombe With sacrilege to dig . . . ( FQ 2.7.17, "Cave of Mammon") One other time I took your part he [Zeus] caught me around one foot and flung me into the sky from our tremendous terrace. I soared all day.
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2012 for the course ENGL 220 taught by Professor Rogers during the Fall '08 term at Yale.

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