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JOHN MILTON
English poet, scholar, writer and patriot
(1608 - 1674)
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Morn,
  Wak'd by the circling hours, with rosy hand
    Unbarr'd the gates of light.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. VI, l. 2) [Morning]

Arms on armour clashing bray'd
  Horrible discord, and the madding wheels
    Of brazen chariots ray'd; dire was the noise
      Of conflict.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. VI, l. 209) [War]

Nor think thou with wind
  Of aery threats to awe whom yet with deeds
    Thou canst not.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. VI, l. 282) [Deeds]

Servant of God, well done, well hast thou fought
  The better fight.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. VI, l. 29)
        [Christianity : Service]

For spirits that live throughout
  Vital in every part, not as frail man,
    In entrails, heart or head, liver or reins,
      Cannot but by annihilating die.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. VI, l. 345)
        [Immortality]

All heart they live, all head, all eye, all ear,
  All intellect, all sense, and as they please
    They limb themselves, and colour, shape, or size,
      Assume, as likes them best, condense or rare.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. VI, l. 350)
        [Apparitions]

Subdue
  By force, who reason for their law refuse,
    Right reason for their law.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. VI, l. 40) [Reason]

The swan, with arched neck
  Between her white wings mantling proudly, rows
    Her state with oary feet.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. VI, l. 438) [Swans]

Under spread ensigns moving nigh, in slow
  But firm battalion.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. VI, l. 533) [Flags]

In naked beauty more adorned
  More lovely than Pandora.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. VI, l. 713) [Apparel]

Far off his coming alone.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. VI, l. 768)
        [Anticipation]

Though to recount almighty works
  What words of tongue or seraph can suffice,
    Or heart of man suffice to comprehend?
      - Paradise Lost (bk. VII, l. 112) [Creation]

Heaven open'd wide
  Her ever-during gates, harmonious sound
    On golden hinges moving.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. VII, l. 205) [Heaven]

Then stayed the fervid wheels, and in his hand
  He took the golden compasses, prepared
    In God's eternal store, to circumscribe
      This universe and all created things:
        One foot he centred, and the other turned
          Round through the vast profundity obscure
            And said, "Thus far extend, thus far thy bounds,
              This be thy just circumference, O world."
      - Paradise Lost (bk. VII, l. 224) [World]

And from her native east,
  To journey through the aery gloom began,
    Spher'd in a radiant cloud, for yet the sun
      Was not.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. VII, l. 245) [Light]

And touch'd their golden harps, and hymning praised
  God and his works.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. VII, l. 258) [Praise]

And God made two great lights, great for their use
  To man, the greater to have rule by day,
    The less by night, altern.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. VII, l. 346)
        [Astronomy]

And made the stars,
  And set them in the firmament of heav'n,
    T' illuminate the earth, and rule the day
      In their vicissitude, and rule the night.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. VII, l. 348) [Stars]

Hither, as to their fountain, other stars
  Repairing in their golden urns draw light,
    And hence the morning planet gilds her horns.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. VII, l. 364) [Stars]

They rejoice
  Each with their kind, lion with lioness,
    So fitly them in pairs thou hast combined.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. VII, l. 392)
        [Animals : Lions]

Indu'd
  With sanctity of reason.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. VII, l. 507) [Reason]

Govern well thy appetite, lest Sin
  Surprise thee, and her black attendant Death.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. VII, l. 546) [Appetite]

The planets in their station list'ning stood.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. VII, l. 563) [Sky]

Open, ye heavens, your living doors; let in
  The great Creator from his work return'd
    Magnificient, his six days' work, a world!
      - Paradise Lost (bk. VII, l. 566) [Creation]

For God will deign
  To visit oft the dwellings of just men
    Delighted, and with frequent intercourse
      Thither will send his winged messengers
        On errants of supernal grace.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. VII, l. 569) [Angels]


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