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JOHN MILTON
English poet, scholar, writer and patriot
(1608 - 1674)
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Stood up, the strongest and the fiercest spirit
  That fought in heaven, now fiercer by despair.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 44) [Despair]

Rather than be less
  Car'd not to be at all.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 47) [Choice]

Their rising all at once was as the sound
  Of thunder heard remote.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 476) [Sound]

The low'ring element
  Scowls o'er the darken'd landscape.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 490) [Clouds]

Oh, shame to men! devil with devil damn'd
  Firm concord holds, men only disagree
    Of creatures rational.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 496) [Unity]

By merit raised
  To that bad eminence.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 5) [Merit]

Satan exalted sat, by merit raised
  To that bad eminence.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 5) [Devil]

My sentence is for open war.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 51) [War]

Ride the air
  In whirlwind.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 545) [Storms]

Others more mild,
  Retreated in a silent valley, sing
    With notes angelical to many a harp
      Their own heroic deeds and hapless fall
        By doom of battle.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 546) [War]

In discourse more sweet,
  (For Eloquence the Sound, Song charmes the sense,)
    Others apart sat on a hill retir'd,
      In thoughts more elevate, and reasoned high
        Of Providence, Foreknowledge, Will and Fate,
          Fixed fate, free will, foreknowledge absolute;
            And found no end, in wand'ring mazes lost.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 555)
        [Contemplation]

Fixed, fate, free will, foreknowledge absolute.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 560) [Fate]

Or arm th' obdured breast
  With stubborn patience as with triple steel.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 568) [Patience]

And feel by turns the bitter change
  Of fierce extremes, extremes by change more fierce.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 599) [Extremes]

Gorgons, and Hydras, and Chimaeras dire.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 628) [Visions]

Black it stood as night,
  Fierce as ten furies, terrible as hell,
    And shook a dreadful dart; what seem'd his head
      The likeness of a kingly crown had on.
        Satan was now at hand.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 670) [Devil : War]

Whence and what are thou, execrable shape?
      - Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 681)
        [Apparitions]

Back to thy punishment,
  False fugitive, and to thy speed add wings,
    Least with a whip of Scorpions I pursue
      Thy lingring, or with one stroke of this Dart
        Strange horror seise thee, and pangs unfelt before.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 699)
        [Punishment]

So spake the grisly Terror.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 704) [Death]

Incens'd with indignation Satan stood
  Unterrified, and like a comet burn'd,
    That fires the length of Ophiucus huge
      In th' artic sky, and from his horrid hair
        Shakes pestilence and war.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 707) [Devil]

Hell
  Grew darker at their frown.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 719) [Hell]

So frown'd the mighty combatants, that hell
  Grew darker at their frown.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 719) [War]

That in our proper motion we ascend
  Up to our native seat; descent and fall
    To give us is adverse.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 75) [Progress]

I fled, and cried out Death;
  Hell trembled at the hideous name, and sigh'd
    From all her caves, and back resounded Death.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 787) [Death]

Before mine eyes in opposition sits
  Grim Death, my son and foe.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 803) [Death]


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