John Milton

1608 - 1674

A Quote by John Milton on birds, change, charm, earth, heaven, seasons, silence, and time

With thee conversing I forget all time, All seasons, and their change,--all please alike. Sweet is the breath of morn, her rising sweet, With charm of earliest birds; pleasant the sun When first on this delightful land he spreads His orient beams on herb, tree, fruit, and flower, Glist'ring with dew; fragrant the fertile earth After soft showers; and sweet the coming on Of grateful ev'ning mild; then silent night With this her solemn bird and this fair moon, And these the gems of heaven, her starry train: But neither breath of morn when she ascends With charm of earliest birds, nor rising sun On this delightful land, nor herb, fruit, flower, Glist'ring with dew, nor fragrance after showers, Nor grateful ev'ning mild, nor silent night With this her solemn bird, nor walk by moon Or glittering starlight, without thee is sweet.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book iv. Line 639.

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A Quote by John Milton

With thy long levell'd rule of streaming light.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Comus. Line 340.

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A Quote by John Milton

Without the meed of some melodious tear.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Lycidas. Line 14.

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A Quote by John Milton on beauty, love, and power

Yet beauty, though injurious, hath strange power, After offence returning, to regain Love once possess'd.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Samson Agonistes. Line 1003.

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A Quote by John Milton on anarchy, ancestry, chaos, confusion, eternity, and nature

Where eldest Night And Chaos, ancestors of Nature, hold Eternal anarchy amidst the noise Of endless wars, and by confusion stand; For hot, cold, moist, and dry, four champions fierce, Strive here for mast'ry.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book ii. Line 894.

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A Quote by John Milton on gloom

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Where glowing embers through the room Teach light to counterfeit a gloom.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Il Penseroso. Line 79.

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A Quote by John Milton

Where more is meant than meets the ear.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Il Penseroso. Line 120.

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A Quote by John Milton

Was I deceiv'd, or did a sable cloud Turn forth her silver lining on the night?

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Comus. Line 221.

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A Quote by John Milton

What boots it at one gate to make defence, And at another to let in the foe?

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Samson Agonistes. Line 560.

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A Quote by John Milton on argument, darkness, eternity, god, men, providence, and support

What in me is dark Illumine, what is low raise and support, That to the height of this great argument I may assert eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to men.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 22.

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