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English poet, scholar, writer and patriot
(1608 - 1674)
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A pillar'd shade
  High over-arch'd, and echoing walks between.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 1,016) [Trees]

So counsel'd he, and both together went
  Into the thickest wood; there soon they chose
    The fig-tree, not that kind for fruit renowned,
      But such as at this day to Indians known
        In Malabar or Decan spreads her arms,
          Branching so broad and long, that in the ground
            The bended twigs take rood, and daughters grow
              About the mother tree, a pillar'd shade
                High overarch'd, and echoing walks between.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 1,099) [Figs]

But what will not ambition and revenge
  Descend to? who aspires must down as low
    As high he soar'd, obnoxious first and last
      To basest things.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 168) [Ambition]

Revenge, at first though sweet,
  Bitter ere long back on itself recoils.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 171) [Revenge]

The wife, where danger or dishonour lurks,
  Safest and seemliest by her husband stays,
    Who guards her, or with her the worst endures.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 195) [Husbands]

Adam, well may we labour, still to dress
  This garden, still to tend plant, herb, and flower.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 205)

The work under our labour grows
  Luxurious by restraint.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 208) [Work]

  The clasping ivy where to climb.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 216) [Ivy]

For nothing lovelier can be found
  In woman, than to study household good,
    And good works in her husband to promote.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 232)
        [Wives : Women]

For smiles from reason flow
  To brute deny'd, and are of love the food.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 239) [Smiles]

My unpremeditated verse.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 24) [Poetry]

For solitude sometimes is best society,
  And short retirement urges sweet return.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 249) [Solitude]

. . . at shut of evening flowers.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 278) [Flowers]

Just then return'd at shut of evening flowers.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 278) [Evening]

She fair, divinely fair, fit love for gods.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 489) [Beauty]

To satisfy the sharp desire I had
  Of tasting those fair apples, I resolv'd
    Not to defer; hunger and thirst at once
      Powerful persuaders, quicken'd at the scent
        Of that alluring fruit, urged me so keen.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 584) [Apples]

Hope elevates, and joy
  Brightens his crest.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 633) [Hope]

So glistered the dire Snake, and into fraud
  Led Eve, our credulous mother, to the Tree
    Of Prohibition, root of all our woe.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 643) [Fraud]

Left that command
  Sole daughter of his voice.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 652) [Duty]

Her rash hand in evil hour
  Forth reaching to the fruit, she pluck'd, she eat;
    Earth felt the wound, and Nature from her seat
      Sighing through all her works gave signs of woe
        That all was lost.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 780) [Sin]

Experience, next, to thee I owe,
  Best guide; not following thee, I had remain'd
    In ignorance; thou open'st wisdom's way,
      And giv'st access, though secret she retire.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 807)

So dear I love him, that with him all deaths
  I could endure, without him live no life.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 832) [Love]

In her face excuse
  Came prologue, and apology too prompt.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 853) [Face]

Some cursed fraud
  Of enemy hath beguiled thee, yet unknown,
    And me with thee hath ruined.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 904) [Fraud]

For what thou art is mine:
  Our state cannot be sever'd; we are one,
    One flesh; to lose thee were to lose myself.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 957) [Wives]

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