That would have made Quintilian stare and gasp.
John Milton (1608 - 1674)
Source: On the Detraction which followed upon my writing certain Treatises.
Contributed by: Zaady
The Angel ended, and in Adam's ear So charming left his voice, that he awhile Thought him still speaking, still stood fix'd to hear.
Source: Paradise Lost. Book viii. Line 1.
The brazen throat of war.
Source: Paradise Lost. Book xi. Line 713.
The bright consummate flower.
Source: Paradise Lost. Book v. Line 481.
The childhood shows the man, As morning shows the day.
Source: Paradise Regained. Book iv. Line 220.
The gadding vine.
Source: Lycidas. Line 40.
Syene, and where the shadow both way falls, Meroe, Nilotic isle.
Source: Paradise Regained. Book iv. Line 70.
'T is chastity, my brother, chastity: She that has that is clad in complete steel.
Source: Comus. Line 420.
Th' ethereal mould Incapable of stain would soon expel Her mischief, and purge off the baser fire, Victorious. Thus repuls'd, our final hope Is flat despair.
Source: Paradise Lost. Book ii. Line 139.
Th' imperial ensign, which full high advanc'd Shone like a meteor, streaming to the wind.
Source: Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 536.
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