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JOHN MILTON
English poet, scholar, writer and patriot
(1608 - 1674)
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A grateful mind
  By owing owes not, but still pays, at once
    Indebted and discharg'd.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 55) [Gratitude]

A Spirit, zealous, as he seemed, to know
  More of the Almighty's works, and chiefly Man,
    God's latest image.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 565) [Zeal]

Now came still evening on; and twilight gray
  Had in her sober livery all things clad:
    Silence accompanied; for beast and bird,
      They to they grassy couch, these to their nests,
        Were slunk, all but the wakeful nightingale.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 598) [Evening]

. . . now glow'd the firmament
  With living sapphires; Hesperus, that led
    The starry host rode brightest, till the Moon,
      Rising in the clouded majesty, at length,
        Apparent queen, unveil'd her peerless light,
          And o'er the dark her silver mantle threw.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 604) [Moon]

Now glowed the firmament
  With living sapphires; Hesperus, that led
    The starry host, rode brightest, till the Moon,
      Rising in clouded majesty, at length
        Apparent queen, unveiled her peerless light,
          And o'er the dark her silver mantle threw.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 604) [Stars]

The timely dew of sleep
  Now falling with soft slumb'rous weight inclines
    Our eyelids.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 615) [Sleep]

Man hath his daily work of body or mind
  Appointed.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 618) [Work]

What thou bidd'st
  Unargu'd I obey, so God ordains;
    God is thy law, thou mine; to know no more
      Is woman's happiest knowledge and her praise.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 635) [Wives]

God is thy law, thou mine.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 637) [Husbands]

With thee conversing I forget all time:
  All seasons and their change, all please alike.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 639),
        Eve speaking to Adam [Conversation : Love]

Sweet is the breath of morn, her rising sweet,
  With charm of earliest birds.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 641) [Morning]

Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth
  Unseen, both when we wake, and when we sleep.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 678) [Spirits]

How often from the steep
  Of echoing hill or thicket have we heard
    Celestial voices to the midnight air,
      Sole, or responsive each to other's note,
        Singing their great Creator?
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 680) [Worship]

Eas'd the putting off
  These troublesome disguises which we wear.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 739) [Death]

Myself am Hell;
  And, in the lowest deep, a lower deep,
    Still threat'ning to devour me, opens wide;
      To which the hell I suffer seems a heaven.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 75) [Hell]

Hail, wedded love, mysterious law; true source
  Of human offspring.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 750) [Matrimony]

For no falsehood can endure
  Touch of celestial temper.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 811) [Lying]

Not to know me argues yourselves unknown,
  The lowest of your throng.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 830) [Ignorance]

Abashed the Devil stood,
  And felt how awful goodness is, and saw
    Virtue in her own shape how lovely; saw
      And pined his loss.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 846) [Devil]

Who would not, finding way, break loose from hell,
  . . . .
    And boldly venture to whatever place
      Farthest from pain?
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 889) [Choice]

All hell broke loose.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 918) [Hell]

Such joy ambition finds.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 92) [Ambition]

Ease would recant
  Vows made in pain, as violent and void.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 96) [Vows]

For never can true reconcilement grow,
  Where wounds of deadly hate have pierced so deep.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 98) [Hatred]

The starry cope
  Of heaven.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 992)
        [Heaven : Sky : Stars]


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