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    okok is offline Junior Member
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    In Milton's "On the Late Massacre in Piedmont" there is this line: "When all our fathers worshiped stocks and stones". What is the meaning of the word "stocks" here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by okok View Post
    In Milton's "On the Late Massacre in Piedmont" there is this line: "When all our fathers worshiped stocks and stones". What is the meaning of the word "stocks" here?
    Stock refers to wood. This is a Germanic expression which alliterate and found in German too: über Stock und Stein

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    Thank you very much!

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