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John Milton Quotes

The olive grove of Academe, Platos retirement, where the Attic bird Trills her thick-warbled notes the summer long.
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For so I created them free and free they must remain.

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And, when night
Darkens the streets, then wander forth the sons
Of Belial, flown with insolence and wine.

— John Milton

Henceforth an individual solace dear;
Part of my Soul I seek thee, and thee claim
My other half: with that thy gentle hand
Seisd mine, I yielded, and from that time see
How beauty is excelld by manly grace.

— John Milton

He who thinks we are to pitch our tent here, and have attained the utmost prospect of reformation that the mortal glass wherein we contemplate can show us, till we come to beatific vision, that man by this very opinion declares that he is yet far short of truth.

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Bring the rathe primrose that forsaken dies, The tufted crow-toe, and pale gessamine, The white pink, and the pansy freaked with jet, The glowing violet, The musk-rose, and the well attir'd woodbine, With cowslips wan that hang the pensive head, And every flower that sad embroidery wears: Bid amaranthus all his beauty shed, And daffadillies fill their cups with tears, To strew the laureate hearse where Lycid lies.

— John Milton

Avenge, O Lord, thy slaughtered saints, whose bones Lie scattered on the Alpine mountains cold; Ev'n them who kept thy truth so pure of old When all our fathers worshipped stocks and stones Forget not.

— John Milton

Among the writers of all ages, some deserve fame, and have it; others neither have nor deserve it; some have it, not deserving it; others, though deserving it, yet totally miss it, or have it not equal to their deserts.

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Look homeward, Angel, now, and melt with ruth.

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And live like Nature's bastards, not her sons.

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Moping melancholy And moon-struck madness.

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Beholding the bright countenance of truth in the quiet and still air of delightful studies.

— John Milton

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