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What needs my Shakespeare for his honoured bones,
The labor of an age in pilèd stones,
Or that his hallowed relics should be hid
Under a star-y-pointing pyramid?
Dear son of memory, great heir of fame,
What need'st thou such weak witness of thy name?


John Milton

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The gay motes that people the sunbeams.
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Sweet bird, that shun the noise of folly, most musical, most melancholy!
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Taste this, and be henceforth among the Gods thyself a Goddess.
JOHN MILTON
Gorgons, and Hydras, and Chimaeras dire.
JOHN MILTON
How often from the steep Of echoing hill or thicket have we heard Celestial voices to the midn...
JOHN MILTON
We see things not as they are but as we are.
JOHN MILTON
If you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.
JOHN MILTON
Then purg'd with euphrasy and rue The visual nerve, for he had much to see.
JOHN MILTON
Execrable son! so to aspire Above his brethren, to himself assuming Authority usurp'd, from G...
JOHN MILTON
Come and trip it as ye go, On the light fantastic toe.
JOHN MILTON
Experience, next, to thee I owe, Best guide; not following thee, I had remain'd In ignorance; ...
JOHN MILTON
Come, pensive nun, devout and pure, sober steadfast, and demure, all in a robe of darkest grain, flo...
JOHN MILTON
That in such righteousness To them by faith imputed they may find Justification towards God, a...
JOHN MILTON
O welcome pure-ey'd Faith, white-handed Hope, Thou hovering angel, girt with golden wings!
JOHN MILTON
If this fail, The pillar'd firmament is rottenness, And earth's base built on stubble.
JOHN MILTON
A crown, golden in show is but a wreath of thorns.
JOHN MILTON
Let none admire That riches grow in hell; that soil may best Deserve the precious bane.
JOHN MILTON
Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image, but thee who destroys a good book, kills r...
JOHN MILTON
Grace was in all her steps, Heav'n in her Eye, In every gesture dignity and love
JOHN MILTON
Embryos and idiots, eremites and friars / White, black, and grey, with all their trumpery.
JOHN MILTON
Storied of old in high immortal verse / Of dire chimeras and enchanted isles, / And rifted rocks who...
JOHN MILTON
How charming is divine philosophy! Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose, But musical as is A...
JOHN MILTON
Revenge, at first though sweet, bitter, ere long, back on itself recoils
JOHN MILTON
How gladly would I meet mortality, my sentence, and be earth in sensible! how glad would lay me down...
JOHN MILTON
The power of Kings and Magistrates is nothing else, but what is only derivative, transferrd and comm...
JOHN MILTON
How charming is divine philosophy! Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose, But musical as is A...
JOHN MILTON
The end of all learning is to know God, and out of that knowledge to love and imitate Him.
JOHN MILTON
That power which erring men call chance
JOHN MILTON
Beholding the bright countenance of truth in the quiet and still air of delightful studies
JOHN MILTON
Like that self-begotten bird / In the Arabian woods embost, / That no second knows nor third, / And ...
JOHN MILTON
We are at the max, ... We can't add anything out here without taking away something else.
JOHN MILTON
Thrones, dominations, princedoms, virtues, powers.
JOHN MILTON
Neither man nor angel can discern hypocrisy, the only evil that walks invisible except to God alone.
JOHN MILTON
With thy long levelled rule of streaming light.
JOHN MILTON
Infernal world, and thou profoundest Hell
Receive thy new Possessor: One who brings
A mind...
JOHN MILTON
Beauty is Nature's coin, must not be hoarded, but must be current.
JOHN MILTON
His form had yet not lost / All her original brightness, nor appeared / Less than archangel ruined, ...
JOHN MILTON
The mind can make a heaven out of hell or a hell out of heaven
JOHN MILTON
Jealousy is the injured lover's hell
JOHN MILTON
Sweet the coming on / Of grateful evening mild; then silent night / With this her solemn bird and th...
JOHN MILTON
Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all libert...
JOHN MILTON
These are thy glorious works, Parent of good!
JOHN MILTON
Is it true, O Christ in heaven, that the highest suffer the most?
That the strongest wander fur...
JOHN MILTON