Carrol Cox wrote:
>Actually, Milton recognized this also, in so far as he posited
>conversation as the highest from of human pleasure. And conversation of
>course demands above all unforced leisure. (Of course his recognition is
>in part distorted by Christianity, which poisons everything it touches.)
Where does Milton posit this? Does he make the connection to
leisure? I'd be surprised if he did, considering his continual hard
work. Remember the difficulty he has in being deprived of the
opportunity to do "day-labour." He is not pleased to stand and wait,
though he's found some consolation in doing so.
Anyway, let me know, please, where Milton talks (or renders) his
ideas about conversation and leisure.