John Milton

1608 - 1674

A Quote by John Milton on lies and music

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Such sweet compulsion doth in music lie.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Arcades. Line 68.

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A Quote by John Milton

Sufficient to have stood, though free to fall.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book iii. Line 99.

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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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A Quote by John Milton

Syene, and where the shadow both way falls, Meroe, Nilotic isle.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Regained. Book iv. Line 70.

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A Quote by John Milton on brothers and chastity

'T is chastity, my brother, chastity: She that has that is clad in complete steel.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Comus. Line 420.

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A Quote by John Milton on despair and hope

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.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book ii. Line 139.

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A Quote by John Milton

Th' imperial ensign, which full high advanc'd Shone like a meteor, streaming to the wind.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 536.

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