John Milton

1608 - 1674

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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A Quote by John Milton on choice

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What neat repast shall feast us, light and choice, Of Attic taste?

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: To Mr. Lawrence.

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A Quote by John Milton on age, fame, honor, memory, needs, sons, and weakness

What needs my Shakespeare for his honour'd bones,-- The labour of an age in piled stones? Or that his hallow'd relics should be hid Under a star-y-pointing pyramid? Dear son of memory, great heir of fame, What need'st thou such weak witness of thy name?

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Epitaph on Shakespeare.

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A Quote by John Milton on dance and youth

To many a youth and many a maid Dancing in the chequer'd shade.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: L'Allegro. Line 95.

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A Quote by John Milton on sports

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To sport with Amaryllis in the shade, Or with the tangles of Neæra's hair.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Lycidas. Line 68.

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