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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A supporter of John Milton, especially of his views on divorce.


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  • T.H.E.: 'His rare fame as a Miltonist and his straight-talking style made Fish the natural choice as opening speaker at the Milton symposium, organised by the University of London's Institute of English Studies this July to mark the 400th anniversary of the poet's birth. He duly delivered a highly entertaining broadside against the "guerrilla Miltonists" and a younger generation of critics.'

    November 6, 2008