l leave the reader to judge by an example or two.
In the manuscript copy of Milton's sonnet in which he claims for his own house the immunity which the memory of Pindar and Euripides secured for other walls, the title had originally been, On his Door when the City expected an Assault.
Milton has drawn a line through this and sub the poet's study and finding some of his Anti-Episcopal pamphlets that had been left lying about inadvertently.
the Cavalier Captain might then have said, Pindar and Euripides are all very well, by G—! I've been at college myself; and when I meet a gentleman and scholar, I hope I know how to treat him; but neither Pindar Pindar nor Euripides ever wrote pamphlets against the Church of England, by G—! It won't do, Mr. Milton!
This, it may be supposed, is Mr. Masson's way of being funny and dramatic at the same time.
Good taste is shocked with this barbarous dissonance.
Could not the Muse defend her son?
Again, when Charles I., at Edinburgh, in the autu