Words of Avoidance: the Divorce Pamphlets
This chapter examines John Milton's first forays into polemic writing and his pamphlets advocating a radical change in the divorce laws. Of all his early works, the Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce was the most shocking and the most inventive in its vocabulary because he was deeply involved in the issue. This chapter also attempts to explain how Milton arrived at the blissful arrangement of words to describe the world's first marriage.
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