- adj. Of or relating to the literary works of John Milton
- adj. Of a style comparable to that of Milton's writing
- Milton + -ic (Wiktionary)
“I then proceeded to consider the second hypothesis, which I termed the Miltonic hypothesis, not because it is of any particular consequence to me whether John Milton seriously entertained it or not, but because it is stated in a clear and unmistakable manner in his great poem.”
“I then proceeded to consider the second hypothesis, which I termed the Miltonic hypothesis, not because it is of any particular consequence whether John Milton seriously entertained it or not, but because it is stated in a clear and unmistakable manner in his great poem.”
“He might not have "made the word Miltonic mean sublime," but we can spare a little of the sublime to get some more of the beautiful.”
“I wouldn't say that my current purpose is all that Miltonic, that is, I don't feel compelled, exactly, to "justify the ways of God to man," but lately I do feel a pressing need to mitigate some of the nonsense that we habitually lay on the invisible God, presuming, as we seem to do, that He is the only one who has acted in every case.”
“In the first lecture the Professor stated the subject and formally put out of court the theory that the world is eternal upon circumstantial evidence, and then proceeded to put out in the same way and upon the same evidence, the idea that the world was created in six days, which he was pleased to call the Miltonic hypothesis.”
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“For (and here was his difference from most men, here was what may be called a Miltonic peculiarity) he would take no benefit from such private dispensation as a man might pass for his own relief in such a case, his neighbours winking at it so long as he did not disturb the forum.”
“There is certainly something of what afterwards came to be called Miltonic in more than one passage of”
“It appears that Mr. Richard Wilbur was confusing "Miltonic" and "Petrarchan" in the title of his interesting sonnet [NYR, April 6].”
“I risked calling my poem "Miltonic" because it employed the sonnet for a public subject (as in Milton's poems to Vane or Cromwell), because it used Milton's chosen Petrarchan scheme, and because its one sentence struck me as an unbroken thought.”
“Meanwhile, one matchless poet, John Milton, living through the greater part of the century, went his own way ( "his soul was like a star and dwelt apart"), taking little notice of prevailing types or subject-matter, fusing romantic and classical elements into one superb kind of work that we can find no name for but "Miltonic".”
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