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JOHN MILTON
English poet, scholar, writer and patriot
(1608 - 1674)
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For neither man nor angel can discern
  Hypocrisy, the only evil that walks
    Invisible, except to God alone,
      By his permissive will, through heav'n and earth.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. III, l. 682)
        [Hypocrisy]

Though wisdom wake, suspicion sleeps
  At wisdom's gate, and to simplicity
    Resigns her charge, while goodness thinks no ill
      Where no ill seems.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. III, l. 686) [Wisdom]

Confusion heard his voice, and wild uproar
  Stood ruled, stood vast infinitude confined;
    Till at his second bidding darkness fled,
      Light shone, and order from disorder sprung.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. III, l. 710) [Order]

Sufficient to have stood, though free to fall.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. III, l. 99)
        [Character : Freedom]

Farewell, remorse: all good to me is lost;
  Evil, be thou my good.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 108) [Remorse]

So farewell hope, and with hope farewell fear,
  Farewell remorse: all good to me is lost;
    Evil, be thou my good.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 108) [Hope]

So on he fares, and to the border comes,
  Of Eden, where delicious Paradise,
    Now nearer, crowns with her enclosure green,
      As with a rural mound, the champain head
        Of a steep wilderness.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 131) [Paradise]

Cedar, and pine, and fir, and branching palm,
  A sylvan scene, and as the ranks ascend
    Shade above shade, a woody theatre
      Of stateliest view.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 139) [Trees]

Sabean odours from the spicy shore
  Of Arabic the blest.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 162) [Perfume]

So clomb the first grand their into God's fold;
  So since into his church lewd hirelings climb.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 192) [Preaching]

A heaven on earth.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 208) [Heaven]

Nor from hell
  One step no more than from himself can fly
    By change of place.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 21) [Hell]

And all amid them stood the Tree of Life,
  High eminent, blooming ambrosial fruit
    Of vegetable gold.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 218) [Trees]

Now conscience wakes despair
  That slumber'd, wakes the bitter memory
    Of what he was, what is, and what must be
      Worse; of worse deeds worse sufferings must ensue!
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 23) [Conscience]

Wakes the bitter memory
  Of what he was, what is, and what must be
    Worse.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 24) [Memory]

Flowers of all hue, and without thorn the rose.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 256)
        [Flowers : Roses]

For contemplation he and valor formed,
  For softness she and sweet attractive grace.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 297) [Character]

His fair large front and eye sublime declared
  Absolute rule; and hyacinthine locks
    Round from his parted forelock manly hung
      Clustering but not beneath his shoulders broad.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 300) [Royalty]

Adam the goodliest man of men since born
  His sons, the fairest of her daughters, Eve.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 323) [Character]

At whose sight all the stars
  Hide their diminish'd heads.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 34) [Stars]

Th' unwieldy elephant,
  To make them mirth, us'd all his might, and wreathed
    His lithe proboscis.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 345) [Elephants]

Hide their diminished heads.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 35)
        [Proverbial Phrases]

So spake the Fiend, and with necessity,
  The tyrant's plea, excused his devilish deed.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 393) [Necessity]

When Adam first of men,
  To first of women Eve, thus moving speech,
    Turn'd him all ear to hear new utterance flow.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 408) [Speech]

Imparadis'd in one another's arms.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 50) [Love]


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