Re: John Milton on SIAI

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Sun Nov 14 2004 - 17:36:21 MST

>>from Paradise Regained:
>>The intelligent among them and the wise
>>Are few, and glory scarce of few is raised.
>Having pointed out this problem, how did Milton intend to fix it?

These are sentiments he placed in the mouth of Jesus, responding to gibes
by Satan who'd offered him (as usual) the praise of the multitude and the
glory of empire. Get over yourself, said Jesus. We got better motives, my man.

Encouragement, that's what I take from it. :)

Damien Broderick

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