The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

July 5, 2018

Before Erhu, Before Anything erhu Milton,
     Paradise Lost, XII, 1-5

" AS one who in his journey bates at Noone,
Though bent on speed, so heer the Archangel paus'd
Betwixt the world destroy'd and world restor'd,
If Adam aught perhaps might interpose;
Then with transition sweet new Speech resumes. "

Speech and sound hastening the end in a form of the future
anterior. " tells what the subject will or shall have done:
(They will have finished before my departure.) "

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