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JOHN MILTON
English poet, scholar, writer and patriot
(1608 - 1674)
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Kindles the gummy bark of fir or pine,
  And sends a comfortable heat from far,
    Which might supply the sun.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. X, l. 1,076) [Fir]

And to thy husband's will
  Thine shall submit; he over thee shall rule.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. X, l. 195) [Husbands]

The gates that now
  Stood open wide, belching outrageous flame
    Far into Chaos, since the fiend pass'd through.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. X, l. 232) [Hell]

For I no sooner in my heart divin'd
  My heart, which by a secret harmony
    Still moves with thine, joined in connection sweet.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. X, l. 357) [Sympathy]

* * * * * and now expecting
  Each hour their great adventurer, from the search
    Of foreign words.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. X, l. 439) [Adventure]

He hears
  On all sides, from innumerable tongues
    A dismal universal hiss, the sound
      Of public scorn.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. X, l. 506) [Scorn]

Behind her Death
  Close following pace for pace, not mounted yet
    On his pale horse.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. X, l. 588) [Death]

Yet I shall temper so
  Justice with mercy, as may illustrate most
    Them fully satisfied, and thee appease.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. X, l. 77) [Justice]

How gladly would I meet
  Mortality my sentence, and be earth
    Insensible! how glad would lay me down
      As in my mother's lap!
      - Paradise Lost (bk. X, l. 775) [Death]

O Conscience, into what abyss of fears
  And horrors hast thou driven me, out of which
    I find no way, from deep to deeper plunged.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. X, l. 842) [Conscience]

Oh! why did God,
  Creator wise, that peopled highest Heaven
    With Spirits masculine, create at last
      This novelty on Earth, this fair defect
        Of Nature, and not fill the World at once
          With men as Angels, without feminine.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. X, l. 888) [Women]

But that from us aught should ascend to Heav'n
  So prevalent as to concern the mind
    Of God, high-bless'd, or to incline His will,
      Hard to belief may seem; yet this will prayer.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. XI, l. 143) [Prayer]

The bird of Jove, stoop'd from his aery tour,
  Two birds of gayest plume before him drove.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. XI, l. 184) [Eagles]

With thee goes
  Thy husband, him to follow thou art bound;
    Where he abides, think there thy native soil.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. XI, l. 290) [Husbands]

And if by prayer
  Incessant I could hope to change the will
    Of Him who all things can, I would not cease
      To weary Him with my assiduous cries.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. XI, l. 307) [Prayer]

Hear his sighs though mute;
  Unskillful with what words to pray, let me
    Interpret for him.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. XI, l. 31) [Prayer]

Ascend, I follow thee, safe guide, the path
  Thou lead'st me, and to the hand of heav'n submit.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. XI, l. 371) [Obedience]

Then purg'd with euphrasy and rue
  The visual nerve, for he had much to see.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. XI, l. 414) [Sight]

Moping melancholy,
  And moon-struck madness.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. XI, l. 485)
        [Melancholy]

And over them triumphant Death his dart
  Shook, but delay'd to strike, though oft invoked.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. XI, l. 491) [Death]

Well observe
  The rule of Not too much, by temperance taught
    In what thou eat'st and drink'st.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. XI, l. 531)
        [Temperance]

So may'st thou live, till like ripe fruit thou drop
  Into thy mother's lap, or be with ease
    Gather'd not harshly pluck'd, for death mature.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. XI, l. 535) [Age]

Nor love thy life, nor hate; but what thou liv'st
  Live well; how long or short permit to heav'n.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. XI, l. 553) [Life]

In other part stood one who, at the forge
  Labouring, two massy clods of iron and brass
    Had melted.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. XI, l. 564)
        [Blacksmithing]

A bevy of fair women.
      - Paradise Lost (bk. XI, l. 582) [Women]


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