John Milton

1608 - 1674

A Quote by John Milton on divinity and tragedy

Sometime let gorgeous Tragedy In sceptred pall come sweeping by, Presenting Thebes, or Pelops' line, Or the tale of Troy divine.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Il Penseroso. Line 97.

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A Quote by John Milton on chaos and hell

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Sonorous metal blowing martial sounds: At which the universal host up sent A shout that tore hell's concave, and beyond Frighted the reign of Chaos and old Night.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 540.

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A Quote by John Milton on death and heart

Spirits that live throughout, Vital in every part, not as frail man, In entrails, heart or head, liver or reins, Cannot but by annihilating die.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book vi. Line 345.

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A Quote by John Milton on assumptions and sex

Spirits when they please Can either sex assume, or both.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 423.

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A Quote by John Milton on laughter and sports

Sport, that wrinkled Care derides, And Laughter holding both his sides. Come and trip it as ye go, On the light fantastic toe.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: L'Allegro. Line 31.

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A Quote by John Milton

Squat like a toad, close at the ear of Eve.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book iv. Line 800.

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A Quote by John Milton on audiences and songs

Still govern thou my song, Urania, and fit audience find, though few.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book vii. Line 30.

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A Quote by John Milton

Such as may make thee search the coffers round.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: At a Vacation Exercise. Line 31.

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A Quote by John Milton on meetings and soul

Such as the meeting soul may pierce, In notes with many a winding bout Of linked sweetness long drawn out.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: L'Allegro. Line 135.

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A Quote by John Milton on fighting, worth, and writers

Such bickerings to recount, met often in these our writers, what more worth is it than to chronicle the wars of kites or crows flocking and fighting in the air?

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: The History of England. Book iv.

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