John Milton

1608 - 1674

A Quote by John Milton

The low'ring element Scowls o'er the darken'd landscape.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book ii. Line 490.

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A Quote by John Milton on liberty and mountains

The mountain nymph, sweet Liberty.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: L'Allegro. Line 36.

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A Quote by John Milton on chance, men, and power

That power Which erring men call Chance.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Comus. Line 587.

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A Quote by John Milton on falsehood and revenge

That practis'd falsehood under saintly shew, Deep malice to conceal, couch'd with revenge.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book iv. Line 122.

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A Quote by John Milton

That would have made Quintilian stare and gasp.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: On the Detraction which followed upon my writing certain Treatises.

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A Quote by John Milton on angels, endings, and thought

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.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book viii. Line 1.

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A Quote by John Milton on prosperity

Surer to prosper than prosperity Could have assur'd us.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book ii. Line 39.

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A Quote by John Milton on birds, melancholy, and music

Sweet bird, that shun'st the noise of folly, Most musical, most melancholy!

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Il Penseroso. Line 61.

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A Quote by John Milton

Swinges the scaly horror of his folded tail.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Hymn on Christ's Nativity. Line 172.

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A Quote by John Milton on ingratitude

Swinish gluttony Ne'er looks to heav'n amidst his gorgeous feast, But with besotted base ingratitude Crams, and blasphemes his feeder.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Comus. Line 776.

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